MP Lematia, DSTV technician fight over randy woman

02 Apr 2024

The MP for Ayivu West, John Lematia, has been involved in a fight with a top technician at DStv over a lover in Arua City.

The police said the woman spent some time with her ex-boyfriend before joining the MP at a posh hotel.

Later, technician Jimmy Ariku was to find the two lovers together and decided to apprehend Faith Eyotaru.

A scuffle ensued as Ariku claimed “ownership” of Eyotaru whom he said had spent some time at his place.

Below is the full police statement.


The territorial police of Arua district opened inquiries on a scuffle between Hon Lematia John, Member of Parliament Ayivu West Constituency and a technician with DSTV which occurred at Dream land Hotel in Kuluva parish, Arua district on Easter Sunday.

It’s alleged that Hon Lematia John and a lady called Eyotaru Faith went to swim at Dreamland Hotel.

Meanwhile, one Ariko Jimmy a technician with DSTV had gone to the same hotel earlier.

When Ariko Jimmy saw the Hon MP and the lady, he confronted them, and the lady upon seeing Jimmy, entered back in the vehicle and asked the driver to drive her away.

A scuffle then ensued between the two men over the lady as both were claiming to be having a relationship with her. They were however separated by the staffs at the hotel.

By the time DPC and the team arrived at Dreamland hotel, they found when both men had gone to register their complains at Arua City Central Division, from where they were directed to go and report at Arua District police headquarters at Odumi in Vurra.

One ARIKO James, 34 years old, an Itesot by tribe, a technician with DSTV, resident of Nsambya cell, Arua City Central Division accordingly registered a case of Assault on him by Honorable Lematia John, MP Ayivu West Constituency, which occurred on 31st March 2024 on Easter Day at around 3:00 pm at Dreamland Hotel in Kuluva parish, Arua district Police headquarters with SD Ref 21/31/03/2024.

On the other hand, Hon Lematia John, 40 years, MP Ayivu West Constituency, Arua City, resident of Okaliba village, Ayivu West Division, Arua City reported a case of threatening violence on him by one Ariko James, which occurred the same day, same time, and same place, under SD Ref 20/31/03/2024.

Statements were recorded from both parties and put in the file.

While at Arua District police headquarters at Odumi in Vurra Subcounty, DPC and the team decided to have around table meeting with the conflicting parties to establish some facts in order to harmonize the matter.

Findings from the meeting indicate that the lady in question, one Eyotaru Faith, 25 years old, a relationship officer at Victoria University Kampala, had a long time love relationship with one Ariko Jimmy the technician with DSTV and formerly she was working with a Bank in Arua City. She allegedly separated with Jimmy last year and also left the job at the Bank.

She then fell in love with Hon Lematia John the MP Ayivu West Constituency, who connected for her another job as Relationship Officer at Victoria University in Kampala and rented for her a house in Ntinda area.

However Hon Lematia John claims that this lady is now his wife, on the other side Jimmy claims that they are still in touch with the same lady and that on Saturday 30th March 2024 she visited him at their home and they spent some time together before moving out to Dreamland hotel with Hon Lematia John on Easter Sunday.

At the end of the harmonization meeting however, both parties cooled down and decided not to continue with the criminal cases.

However, the lady in question one Eyotaru Faith told the police officers that her love relationship with Jimmy ended and now she is in love with the Honorable MP Lematia John and she decided to leave the Police station with him in his car, meanwhile one Ariko Jimmy the technician left the station to go away with his brother.
Police case files have remained open pending any eventualities over the matter.

SSP Angucia Josephine
PRO West Nile Region

Do you want to share a story, comment or opinion regarding this story or others, Email us on or ,Tel/WhatsApp........0726054858


Leave a reply


Enter your email address below to subscribe to my newsletter