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NUP Man Arrested for Wearing Police-like Pips

Police officers have arrested Aron Kasumba , a supporter of National Unity Platform-NUP for donning an attire fitted with a matching insignia for the rank of an Assistant Superintendent of Police-ASP.
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NUP supporter Arrested for wearing attire with Police Pip.

By Samuel Nkuba

Kalangala

Police officers have arrested Aron Kasumba , a supporter of National Unity Platform-NUP for donning an attire fitted with a matching insignia for the rank of an Assistant Superintendent of Police-ASP. 

At the time of his arrest, Kasumba was donning a red overall with an insignia that  resembles the ones used by an ASP. 

Kasumba has been acting as the  security officer for NUP political candidates in Kalangala District during this campaign period.  He was arrested while meeting voters on Tuesday evening at Kalangala Taxi Park. 

AIP Nandu James, who headed the operation, says Kasumba has now been detained at Kalangala Central Police cells. 

Kasumba has been charged for illegal use of insignia that resembles or match those for the Police and Army. 

Nandu claims people have been using red berets, insignia, boots and other materials for police and military officers to commit crimes . 

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Nandu says Kasumba will be produced before Kalangala Magistrate 1 Court once the state sanctions his file.

Kasumba's detention stems from joint security teams' exercise carrying out operations in NUP offices and shops in various  parts of the country to recover materials including T-shirts, red berets that resemble those used by the military. 

Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson, at the time said that it is illegal for civilians to don berets, camouflage fatigues, matching outfits and insgnia similar to those of the armed forces.

He added that such acts are tantamout to the "usurpation of the legitimate law enforcement and military functions."

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