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Pontus Onzima, the Chief Warden Queen Elizabeth National park, says they have registered more cases of poaching compared to the period before the lock down. Over 60 poachers have been arrested between March and May compared to only 20 in February.
Patrick Okello, a resident of Mbegu landing site in Hoima district, says they received information from DR Congo indicating that 8 bodies of the boat accident victims were recovered from the lake on Monday evening by Congolese fishermen.
Military Police Spokesperson, Captain David Agaba said that the Military Court invited students who were alleging that they were brutalized to testify against the officers, but none showed up. He says that the court was forced to temporarily withdraw the charges against the soldiers.
“The duo was arrested after a tip off from residents that they deal in the species. Officials from Natural Resources Conservation network were informed about the transaction, and they got Police officers from CPS Kampala who travelled with the team to Kibaale,” Onyango said.
According to Ssekimpi, Tumwebaze hit him severally on the head with a stick accusing him of getting closer to the scene. He explains that he tried to flee for dear life but the officer pursued him and assaulted him despite introducing himself as a journalist.