The suspects were picked-up in a joint security operation comprised of detectives from the Special Investigations Unit of Kireka and police officers from Kampala Metropolitan Police South areas of Katwe, Busabala and Kampala Metropolitan Police North parts of Masanafu and Nakulabye on Wednesday evening.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said Wednesday’s operations was as a result of many people who had started flocking Kampala city center while others had started opening up their shops despite the closure on most businesses.
Omoro Resident District Commissioner Ms Akany says she manage to arrest these four culprits on a tip-off from concerned residents who alerted her about the ongoing destruction of the Shea trees in Idure Village.
Esep who is a fisherman had reported that his son, Ivan Oluka, had been attacked by the crocodile on Sunday night when they went fishing in Lake Kyoga. But after the body was retrieved from the water on Tuesday evening, there wasn't even scratch on the teenager’s body except a broken neck.
Criminal organizations in Uganda and East Africa are linked to ivory and of recently heavily linked to pangolin trafficking.
A third of hunters and traders interviewed in Uganda reported that traffickers take advantage of the weak border controls and security challenges in northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of the
Congo and South Sudan to offload the scales they collected, sometimes concealing themselves as impoverished locals to avoid detection at known checkpoints.
David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the singer held the illegal show on Tuesday night and that police intervened and dispersed the crowd shortly after receiving a tip-off from concerned residents.
Suliman Mukoli Musa, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations in Tororo district, says that they have so far recovered over 2 tons of counterfeit cement in Maliri Center A zone and confirmed Omwa’s involvement in the scam.