Voice of Lango

Lira City councilor remanded over theft

16 February 2024, 1:51 pm

Lira city female workers’ councilor, Sarah Awor Angweri

By Voice of Lango Editorial (editor@vol.co.ug)

Lira City

Lira chief magistrate court Thursday remanded Lira city council vocal female workers’ councilor Sarah Awor Angweri over allegation of theft of money that was given to compensate an employee of Mt. Meru Millers, an oil seed milling factory in Lira City.

It is alleged that a one Awor Jacinta who was a staff of Mt. Meru Millers recently reported to Awor Angweri about an accident that occurred at her workplace during which she got acid burns but the company had not compensated her.

According to report, Awor Jacinta with the help of Angweri was later compensated with a sum of shillings 9.1 million by Mt. Meru millers which was paid through cheque to the accused bank account.

Awor Angweri reportedly took Awor Jacinta to the bank and withdrew the money after the cheque had matured but later fled with all the money.

Awor Jacinta later opened a case of theft against Angweri at Lira central police station and the latter was consequently arrested yesterday and arraigned before Lira chief magistrate, Abiti Samson Loum.

Lira chief magistrate Abiti Samson Loum read the charges against Awor Sarah Angweri and remanded her to Lira central government prison till 19.2.2023 when she will reappear in court.

Patrick Okwir, Lira city male workers councilor who doubles as speaker Lira city warned leaders against taking advantage of vulnerable people for personal gain.