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Aduku GISO Arrested for Illegal Possession Military Uniform

The Alany Cell LC I Chairperson, Jimmy Ogwang, says Okello’s arrest was prompted by complaints from community members implicating him for illegally acquiring military uniform and using it to antagonize their peace.

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The Aduku Town Council Gombolola Internal Security Officer-GISO in Kwania district, Geoffrey Okello is in trouble over illegal possession of government stores.  

Okello was picked up by a team of police officers led by Kwania District Police Commander, Edith Basalirwa from his residence in Alany cell in Teduka ward in Aduku Town Council on Thursday afternoon  

The Alany Cell LC I Chairperson, Jimmy Ogwang, says Okello’s arrest was prompted by complaints from community members implicating him for illegally acquiring military uniform and using it to antagonize their peace.

He says during the arrest, police recovered 1 pair of UPDF uniform, sweater and pistol.  Luo Audio:  

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Edith Basalirwa, the Kwania District Police Commander confirmed the GISO’s arrest, saying the suspect will be charged with unlawful possession of government stores contrary to section 316 of the penal code act.    

James Ekaju, the North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says the suspect was found with a pair of army uniform, a sweater of a private security firm and three UPDF caps.

He says upon interrogation, the suspect claimed that he recovered the items from veteran and UPDF deserters.

Okello told URN that he never wore the caps and was preparing to hand them over to police.

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He however explains that GISOs including any other security personnel are only entitled to acquire government stores after signing for them.

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