Lira Police impound pro-Museveni car, hunt for driver continues

(Last Updated On: 6 September 2023)

Lira I The North Kyoga Police spokesperson SP Patrick Jimmy Okema revealed on Monday in a press briefing that a vehicle, a Toyota Premio bearing the number plate ‘M7 2026-2032’ on a yellow sticker has been impounded by Ojwina Police Station.

Okema says the impoundment follows information that was obtained from the DPC of Lira City West Division on August 23, 2023, about the said vehicle which was parked at Uganda Technical College (UTC) Lira.

The vehicle was parked at UTC’s lower playground and Police alleged that the car was involved in criminal activities.

According to SP Okema, Police went and conducted a search on the vehicle and recovered a pair of full army uniforms, a big stick, and a UPDF long-sleeved overall.

A national ID card, bearing the name Okori Ambrose plus a metallic number plate written on a yellow sticker labelled ‘M7 2026-2032’ was also recovered.

Okema further says only one occupant identified as Ambrose Okori who is believed to be the owner of the vehicle escaped from the scene.

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Upon continued surveillance, Okema told the same press conference that the same vehicle recently was sighted at Opali Cell, Angwetangwet ward in Lira City East Division.

Lira Police has now strongly warned those who hang military wear on their private cars with military identity on them to desist from such practice.

Over and over again, the military (UPDF) has also been warning members of the public from buying or putting on attires similar to those they use.

However, some Ugandans, especially those who portray they are well connected to the State and NRM party continue to dispel the military directive.

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