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Agago: Residents cry for justice as police forms are allegedly sold 

(Last Updated On: 29 August 2022)

Ojok [Chairman LC3] accused the police and health facility in-charges of asking for monies from victims for police forms and medical forms, respectively.


By Regina Lalam Olal

Agago – August 29, 2022: Some residents of Agago district are crying for justice following related cases of sexual abuse imposed on young girls suffering from epilepsy.

These epileptic teens, TND News understands are also suffering from gender-based Violence [GBV] and other mental health-related issues.

According to the Wol sub-county LC3 chairman Ojok Thomas Akaka, it has come to their notice that some health in-charges are allegedly frustrating cases by collecting money for filling police forms.

He said the above forms should have been paid by the directorate of health.

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Akaka reported to this digital newspaper that more than 20 cases of sexual abuse in Wol sub-county were recorded in the last three months of the year 2022.

Margret Aciro, a caretaker of a mental health-related victim from Ayagu village in Wol sub-county who spoke during a stakeholders’ meeting on August 24, 2022, said the government should intervene and support those who are experiencing sexual abuse.

Ojok [Chairman LC3] accused the police and health facility in-charges of asking for monies from victims for police forms and medical forms, respectively.

The district health officer of Agago Drajea Hellen refuted those allegations that health centre in-charges are receiving monies from victims. 

“The victims always come with the forms from police,” she said, strongly denying any knowledge about the cries by some people.

David Ongom Mudong, PRO of Acwa River Region, said police forms are free of charge and not for business.

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