Aruu County Member of Parliament Hon. Samuel Odonga-Otto has been hospitalized after he collapsed at Pader Central Police Station on Tuesday evening.
Otto, who recently lost his Parliamentary seat to Independent Candidate, Christopher Komakech was later rushed to Gulu regional referral hospital private wing where he received treatment.
When our reporter visited Gulu hospital on Wednesday afternoon, Otto was lying down on mat next to the Private wing surrounded by his relatives and plain-clothed Police detectives.
In an Interview with our reporter, Mrs. Juliet Otto, Wife to the MP said that the Hospital had referred them to Mulago national referral hospital for further management
“We have been referred to Mulago Hospital because this hospital can’t handle the condition but the Police were blocking us from exiting the hospital.’’ Said Mrs. Otto
She added that her husband became unwell while recording a Police statement from Pader Central Police post on Tuesday evening and that he is feeling pain in his chest and having breathing difficulties.
Otto, who was visibly breathing heavily said he suspects to have ingested poison.
He said he had an appointment with a private Cardiologist in Kampala by Wednesday 7pm but the Police delayed his travel to Kampala.
Chimp Reports could not independently verify Otto’s claims as his Medical form remained unseen.
However, Pader District Police Commander, Mr. Ramathan Tai on Tuesday told Journalists that the MP was at Pader Police Post to record statement in relation to his escape from Police custody on January 6th from Rachkoko trading Center in Pader district
Police detectives in Gulu later took Otto to Gulu CPS where he was granted Police bond and was later taken to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor where he is currently receiving treatment.