The Pakistan national identified as Ali Asim 23, was arrested on Wednesday evening inside Hoima sugar factory in Kikuube.
The Arrested Pakistan National. Photo by Emmanuel Okello.
The police in Kikuube have preferred charges of criminal trespass
against a Pakistan National who was arrested inside Hoima Sugar limited factory
Ali Asim 23, allegedly gained entry into the sugar factory premises situated in
Kiswaza village in Munteme parish Kizirafumbi Sub County posing as an expert. While
inside, the factory management became suspicious of him.
Security personnel manning the factory tasked him to identify himself,
but when they realized that he was not a worker at the factory. He was immediately arrested and taken to Kikuube central
police station for further interrogations.
While at Kikuube police, Asim was questioned about how he gained entry
into the sugar factory premises and how he came to the district.
According to Asim, he travelled with his uncle from Kampala by
Taxi and spent a night in Hoima city and later headed to Hoima Sugar factory
premises using a Boda Boda. Asim is said to have been in the company of
another person who has since been on the run.
He claims that his uncle whose names could not be revealed was in Kikuube
district but he didn’t know the specific place.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says
police has preferred criminal trespass charges against the Pakistan national
for allegedly entering the premises of Hoima sugar limited factory as
interrogations into his alleged entry into the district are ongoing.
Hakiza further adds that they are also hunting for his accomplice.
Uganda is on high alert following the two bombing attacks at Komamboga and
Lungala where two people lost their lives.