By www.mknewslink.com reporters
The Amuru county MP;Hon.Odonga Otto was yesterday evening arrested while leading a group of naked protesters to stop a team of officials from the Lands Ministry.
Odonga and his group were protesting the Ministry’s move to survey the land, located south of the Zoka forest, where a sugar factory is planned for construction.
Police escorting the team led by Lands Minister; Betty Amongi, used teargas canisters and live ammunition to disperse the protesters. Some people including a minor were injured in the scuffle according to reports.
The bare-chested women and MP Otto surrounded the minister’s vehicle and dared her to come out. They advised to go and give away land in her own Lango sub region and leave Acholi land alone.
The minister was advised by her team to, and she did retreat from the protesters who had blocked the road with burning logs.
MP Ottoo was arrested and taken away in what the area RPC Bosco Otim said was to protect him.
The contentious land, according to Minister Amongi was freely given out by over 100 owners, for construction of the sugar plant.
But local politicians, mostly legislators, on learning of the impending land survey, hatched a plan to stop it. Security, according to reports, was aware of this plot and kept an eye on MPs Gilbert Oulanya and Lucy Akello.