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UPDF Soldier Held for Extortion

Andrew Onapito was arrested on Thursday from St. Katherine Girls School and is being held at Lira Central Police Station. It is alleged that Onapito and three other suspects last week stormed the school and arrested Rose Nagwala, the headmistress.

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Police in Lira District have arrested a UPDF intelligence officer attached to Lira Garrison Barracks over allegations of extortion and impersonating officials of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit.

Andrew Onapito was arrested on Thursday from St. Katherine Girls School and is being held at Lira Central Police Station.

It is alleged that Onapito and three other suspects last week stormed the school and arrested Rose Nagwala, the headmistress.

Lira Resident District Commissioner, Milton Odongo says that the suspects told Nagwala that they were investigating her over alleged embezzlement of over 65 million shillings.

Odongo said the group demanded about six million shillings in order for them to release her.

According to Odongo, Nagwala then paid the money to the group.

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Odongo said they are still looking for the more suspects and have already extracted statements from witnesses.

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Lira DPC George Obia says that they are also tracking the vehicle registration UAT 853Z Toyota Corona blue in colour which was allegedly used in the transaction.    

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