The 3rd Division court martial sitting in Moroto barracks has
convicted 8 suspects for illegal possession of firearms and handed them sentences
varying between 5 and 10 years.
They are Lokira Peter,
Loile Lodipi, Meriya Lokiru, Gino Mukas Napudakwi, Lokira Peter, Loile Lodipi, Meriya Lokiru, Gino Mukas Napudakwi and Achia Marino and Lodia Andrew.
Capt. Edrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd division Spokesperson, says the 3rd Division Court Martial
Chairperson Col. Francis Kateraho convicted the accused on their own plea of guilty.
explains that the suspects were arrested in the ongoing disarmament exercise in the Karamoja region Usalama Kwa Wote.
According to Capt. Mawanda,
Lokira Peter, Loile Lodipi, Meriya Lokiru and Gino Mukas Napudakwi got a ten-year jail term, Achia
Marino and Andrew Lodia
9 years while are Aboka Joseph Lokusi, Lepers Esiwat and Achia Marino will serve for five years.
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Capt. Edrin Mawanda says
that UPDF and other sister security agencies like the police are committed on the
ground to conduct continuous operations until
they recover all
illegal firearms from criminals.
The army has since managed to recover several cows, 91 guns and 929 ammunition in the region.