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Senior Land Management Officer Lira District to Spend Christmas in Prison

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The Senior Land Management Officer, Lira District has been arrested and arraigned before Court on charges of Fraudulent Procurement of a Certificate of title and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

 

Ocen Joseph Alwang was produced before Lira Chief Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 20th December, 2023 and remanded till 11th January, 2023.

 

According to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, the investigating agency, Ocen and others still at large between the month of February 2019 and October 2020 at Lira land offices, in Lira District Conspired and fraudulently procured the registration on a freehold certificate of title on government land at plot 19 Ben Emor road, Ireda Estate into the names of his daughter. Akite Winifred Elizabeth.

 

State House Anti-Corruption Unit has camped in Lira City to investigate widespread allegations of fraudulent procurement of land by district officials and politicians.

 

Earlier this month, Okello Lawrence and Okwiri Joel were arraigned before the Chief Magistrates Court in Lira on charges of Fraudulent Procurement of Certificate of Title, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Altering boundary marks and occupying a forest reserve for commercial purposes.

 

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