By Our Reporter
The Uganda Police have arrested the National Unity Platform (NUP) coordinator for Karamoja region over allegations of being in possession of military attire, which is tantamount to abuse of government offices.
According to ACP Polly Namaye, the deputy police Publicists, on November 05th, 2020, at about 07:14, a joint security intelligence-led operation succeeded in arresting one suspect identified as Angulo Andrew Lokong, the NUP coordinator in Karamoja.
The operation was carried out in the area of Camp Swahili South division in Moroto municipality.
Namaye said that; “This follows a series of videos that were seen making rounds on social platforms this week, showing youths dressed in clothes similar to government stores (military attire). The suspect has been charged and is detained at Moroto Police Station.”
She added that; “A search has also carried out following his arrest. Further investigation into this matter is ongoing to bring all the perpetrators to book. Military uniform or clothes similar to it, or any other government stores for that matter are a prerogative of the government and should not be abused in any way.”
In the same vein, ASP Charles Twiine, who is the CID publicist, said that the police will not allow anyone to destabilise peace in Uganda and that they will take on anyone who tries to do so.
Addressing the press at the Uganda Media Centre on Friday, (ASP) Twiine said that; “Police is Never brutal, but sometimes we encounter a charged group of people that have deliberately been incited by political optimists.”
He noted that “Police promises to withstand any hardships, oppose any enemy with intentions of disrupting peace, but shall take any opportunity and ally with anybody/institution that’s willing to join us in the trenches as vanguard of peace, justice and tranquility.
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