Arua PDM boss remanded over extortion

24 Nov 2023

KAMPALA: A chairperson of the Parish Development Model in Arua City has been charged with extortion through selling of fake copies of PDM constitution.

The Anti-Corruption Unit of State House together with police investigators arrested and arraigned Edoni Bernard, the Chairperson PDM of Pangisa ward in Arua City on allegations of extortion.

It is alleged Edoni sold fake copies of the PDM Constitution to the 50 groups of associations under Pangisa ward.

In July 2023, Edoni and others still at large, at Ojulua Cell in Arua City convened a meeting with the 50 PDM associations in Pangisa Ward in Arua City and demanded each group to pay sh15,000 allegedly for the purchase of PDM constitutions.

Edoni, who is directly responsible for mobilisation of the groups, extorted the sh15,000, claiming that it was for printing and went ahead to sell fake Constitutions to the members.

He was remanded until December 5.

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