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Three Arrested For Burning Lii Sub-county Head Office

Lii Sub County Headquarters building which got burnt last night.

Three people in Nwoya district are in police custody accused of burning the newly built Lii Sub-county head office while trying to harvest honey from the ceiling.

They are Gloria Becky Atim, an office attendant at Lii Sub-county, Francis Okello a Boda boda rider and another man only identified as Tabu.

The trio was picked on Saturday, hours after they went into hiding following the Friday night inferno that razed down the multi-million Shillings building.

The Subcounty office had been in operation for just a month after being handed over by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) which constructed it using the revenue sharing fund from Murchison Falls National Park.

According to police reports, Atim, who works as an office attendant at the sub-county office mobilized two other people at about 10 pm on Thursday evening to harvest honey from one of the office ceilings.

It is reported that in the process of using fire to smoke out the bees, the fire caught the timber roof structures before escalating and burning down the whole office block.

The Aswa River Region Police Commander, Damalie Nachuha confirmed the arrest of the suspects.

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