UPDF First Division Spokesperson, Maj Bilal Katamba, said LDUs attached to police stations are there as an emergency force and cannot be removed. Earlier reports indicated that UPDF had started removing LDUs from police stations.
Nahori Oya the RDC Arua explained that his office made several attempts to request the Congolese authorities in Aruu’ and Ariwara to come and pick their driver, in vain forcing them to hand over the driver to Vurra Customs immigration department.
Superintendent of Police –SP, Patrick Onyango, said the fans were arrested for violating Presidential & Ministry of Health guidelines such as social distancing and curfew all intended to curtail the spread of novel Corona Virus Disease.
On Friday, the Ministry of Health lifted the ban on public transport in Arua, four months after it was banned following the outbreak of COVID-19. Richard Ekulu the RPC West Nile who led the inspection of all bus terminals and taxi parks warned the operators to avoid making stopovers in un-gazetted places.
Jude Wandera, the Elgon and Bukedi Sub region UPDF Spokesperson, says Oroni hired out the firearms to thugs targeting mobile money agents at Shillings 250,000 and received a deposit of Shillings 52,000.