5 Civilians to Face Army Court over Possession of Military Equipment and Uniform

The suspects at Mbuya CMI Headquarters

Kampala- The Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC) sitting at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) headquaters in Mbuya has sent five civillians and one soldier to the General Court Martial in Makindye.

Erepu Joakim was arrested while in possession of military Information both in hard and soft copy on his laptop. Mr Okei and Omera were both found with fire arms and ammunition which were illegally acquired.

Another suspect to face General Court Martial is Nyanzi Allan a resident of Salama Zikusooka village who was arrested wearing military uniform and disguising as a UPDF soldier.

Also in court was Ssentongo Rogers who was found in unlawful possession of military stores which included, Miltary Uniforms, military shoes, military jackets and a bag.

L/CPL Orono will face General Court Martial on charges of murder. He is accused of killing Sserwadda Simon of Kazo in Kawempe Division.

“UPDF will not allow anyone to use military uniform to commit crimes or to wear it unlawfully. He added that the Army authorities are committed to maintenance of discipline and will not keep a blind eye to whoever wishes to tarnish the reputation of the forces,” said the Chairman of the UDC, Col Tom Kabuye while reading the charges.

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