Nakapiripirit | The 3 Infantry Division of Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) has arrested Omet John Lolima who’s an LC3 Chairperson of Lemusui Sub-county.
He was arrested over the illegal possession of a firearm, according to Maj Moses Amuya, the acting Public Information Officer, 3 Division.
Major Amuya said the arrest occurred in Alapat village, Katabok Parish, Lemusui Sub-county in Nakapiripirit District.
“Omet John was arrested following an intelligence tip from the community and he is currently in custody at 407 Brigade Headquarters in Moruita, Nakapiripirit District.
“Preliminary investigations indicate that Omet has been hiring out the illegal gun with the purpose of carrying out raids and terrorising the communities of Tokora, Kaiku, and Namalu areas in Nakapiripirit District, Amuya reveals.
The suspect will appear before Military Court Martial to answer charges of illegal possession of military stores after the investigation is concluded.
“The incident happened at a time when Karamoja is experiencing relative peace in most of the Districts, with few isolated cases of Criminality registered mostly in South Karamoja.
“We call upon the community to cooperate with security so as to isolate the criminals.”