It has now emerged that 93 of the prisoners were in jail for possession of firearms, 59 were in jail for murder and four had been convicted on both charges. Another 12 had been jailed for Aggravated defilement and defilement, while 18 were in for rape and five were in for robbery and aggravated robbery.
Investigations conducted by the Deputy Inspector General of Government, George Bamugemereire in 2019 unearthed irregularities. The report also faulted some Ministry of land officials for attempting to compensate ghost landowners with the aim of causing government a financial loss.
Senior Superintendent of Police Richard Okullu says they received an intelligence report of a planned revenge attack by refugees on the host communities, a reason that informed the reconciliation meeting
The suspects, who were paraded at Gadaffi barracks this morning, confessed to owning army uniforms denied being in possession of firearms. Edwin Mawanda, the Jinja Zone UPDF spokesperson, says the suspects have been terrorising people in Kamuli, Luuka and Jinja district.