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Man arrested over stealing a sign post

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A 23-year old man was this morning found carrying a signpost he had vandalized with an aim of selling it off as scrap to get money for Independence Day celebrations in Omoro district.

The man only identified as Okello allegedly stole the signpost along Onyona-Ongako road.

William Ocitti, the Local Council One Chairperson said Okello who claimed he was under the influence of alcohol was set to be handed to police.

Ocitti said they have lost about 20 road signs along Onyona -Ongako road in the last one month alone.

He said the signs posts are being vandalized by the youth who sell them off o scrap dealers in order to get money while others use the metals for construction.

Ocitti said they will intensify night patrols along the road to secure the signposts.

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