The Aruu County Member of Parliament, Samuel Odonga Otto was last evening rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital after collapsing while recording a statement at Pader Central Police Station.
Otto reportedly collapsed at around 6 pm on Tuesday evening while being interrogation in the office of the Pader District Police Commander Ramathan Tai in relation to his escape from police custody on January 6th at Rackoko Trading Center in Awere sub-county in Pader district.
The MP had been arrested by Police from Awere trading center for alleged failure to observe the Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the Health Ministry to curb the spread of Covid-19 and holding campaigns past the 6 pm deadline set by the Electoral Commission.
Tai told Mega Fm an interview on Tuesday night that during interrogations, the legislator complained that he wasn’t feeling well and requested for a break.
He says that before Odonga collapsed, he had requested to be taken to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in Gulu city although police suggested that they take him to Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital Kalongo in Agago district, which was the nearest.
He also reveals that Police is still holding the legislator’s vehicle, a land cruiser UEB510X that he abandoned at Rackoko trading center during his escape from police custody.
Otto lost his bid to retain the Aruu County Parliamentary seat for the fifth term in the just concluded parliamentary elections.