Thursday July 31 2014

One held as army caps found on bus

By Andrew Bagala

Kampala- Security agencies have arrested one person after they intercepted more than 300 UPDF military police berets that were being transported from Kenya to Uganda by bus.

The suspect was arrested in Bweyogerere, Wakiso District, as he received the luggage that contained the berets.

The police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga, confirmed that the Force got information of the incident but it was the army that was holding the suspect.

“Our Special Investigation Unit got information about the issue since they participated in the trailing the suspect but they have told me that he is not with them,” Mr Enanga said.
The army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, confirmed the suspect was in their custody helping them with investigations.
“We have him and he is helping us with the investigations,” Lt Col Ankunda, said adding that the offences to charge the suspect with will be determined by the outcome of their investigations.
Although sources said they found the suspect with 300 berets, Lt Col Ankunda put the number of recovered pieces at 130.

The luggage was discovered in a bus travelling to Kampala at a security checkpoint at Busitema, eastern Uganda.

The driver, who led the security officers to the suspect, said he had received the luggage from someone in Nairobi to deliver it to another person when he reaches Bweyogerere near Kampala.