Haruna Busobozi, the Northern Region National Forestry Authority Sector Manager, says that the charcoal was impounded in the ongoing joint crackdown by NFA, Environmental Police Protection Unit and the local leaders of the respective districts in Acholi Sub –Region.
A team of detectives led by Victor Arimpa, the Deputy in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Rukungiri Central Police station effected the arrest on Monday and search the suspect’s residence in Farmer’s village.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the deceased as Musanje Ahmed a teacher from Masha S.S from Isingiro district, Western Uganda who died while coming out of a taxi in Seguku central zone this morning.
Attacks on motorists in jam have been reported in Wakaliga where riders wearing masks have been throwing petrol bombs at congested cars for yet to be known reasons. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said CCTV team at Nateete was trolling all the cameras to ensure culprits’ movements is established, their images recognized and motorcycles used identified.
A video that was captured by CCTV cameras within the premises shows the thieves who were disguised as employees of NWSC entering the private residence at lower estate in Edinburg Avenue, Kyambogo Kampala and holding the occupants captive before taking off with the cash.
Siminyu says that the Immigrations directorate kept more than 3000 passports of returnees but half of them claimed their travel documents whereas the other half hasn’t bothered. The Immigrations directorate said it has tried to contact the owners to pick their passports in vain.
Deo Obura, the Albertine regional Police Commander-RPC told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that the suspects whose particulars have been withheld by police for fear of jeopardizing police investigations were arrested in a joint operation mounted by the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF and the police over the weekend.
Mugume, who had been on the police’s list of the most wanted criminals was shot dead on Friday by security personnel in Karamaga cell, Central Division. At the time, he was being pursued after hacking one Patrick Kyomuhendo with a panga as he resisted arrest by community members.
Moses Johnson Mugwe, the Bukedi region police spokesperson says that the suspects were found in possession of a grenade, one empty magazine and a military uniform that belonging to Kenya security forces.
They were arrested on Friday around ABSA Bank in Mbale City in an operation led by the Mbale District Police Commander Arafat Kato. Kato says that they received intelligence information that they were planning to sell the fake currencies to Banks and unsuspecting people in the area.
The arrested are suspected to have been working with Amos Mugume – one of the most wanted suspected kidnappers and hardcore criminals in Fort Portal city and surrounding areas who was shot dead on Friday.
CID Spokesperson, Charles Twine, said four police officers identified as Boniface Okello, Martin Ochen, Shaban Emanu and Levi Eliu were arrested a fortnight ago. They were found selling ivory valued at more than 200 million shillings and their arrest followed an intelligence tip.
Minister for Internal Affairs, Gen Jeje Odongo, said Uganda has over 300 porous border points including water bodies where security needs to be heightened. Odongo said security will increase operations on water bodies including ungazzetted land entry points.