Yunus Sedirumbi, the officer-in-charge of Patongo Police Station confirmed Laboke’s arrest to URN. She declined to reveal more details and referred our reporter to Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson.
Denis Odoki, the Lyantonde District Police Commander, says they have so far arrested 14 members of the group which was trading as Global Alliance In Motion, an organisation that was later found to be non-existent. Before their arrest, the group paid for radio announcements for job opportunities which they purportedly had at their factory and main office in Lyantonde.
Joseph Mudong, one of the parish councillors in Ngoleriet Sub County in Napak district, says ever since the army started delivering military equipment and making public announcements on the planned disarmament in the region, many youths who used to loiter around Kangole and Matany town councils have disappeared.
The wrangle pits a group of Muslims allied to the Kibuli-based faction and those allied to the mainstream Old Kampala based Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC leadership under Sheikh Shaban Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda.