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Rustler turned UPDF Soldier Arrested for Gun Theft :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Rustler turned UPDF Soldier Arrested for Gun Theft

A former rustler recruited into the UPDF ranks as local defence personnel is in trouble after he stealthily grabbed guns from his colleagues in Moroto district.

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A former rustler recruited into the UPDF ranks as local defence personnel is in trouble after he stealthily grabbed guns from his colleagues in Moroto district. The incident happened at Kodonyo detachment, some 36 kilometres East of Moroto town.

 

The UPDF have identified the suspect as Lokoru Lokiru who is currently detained at Moroto barracks quarter guard.

 

Lt. Col. Ronald Bigirwa, the 403 UPDF commander overseeing Moroto and Napak districts confirm the arrest of the suspect. He explains that Lokiru first stole a colleague’s gun in Kambizzi detachment located on the environs of Moroto town. He adds that with the help of intelligence, the rifle was recovered. However, he noted that on Monday night the suspect with some three others at large stormed Kodonyo detachment, duped his colleagues into drinking and later stole three guns including unspecified number of ammunition. The army was forced to climb Mt. Moroto to recover the arms.

 

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Mark Aol Musooka, the District Chairperson Moroto says the reformed rustler ought to have not behaved in this manner. He asks the communities to talk to the former rustlers to desist from such criminal acts that put their lives in danger.

 

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This is not the first time rustlers try to grab guns from detachments. Several cases have been reported in Nakapiripirit, Napak and Moroto districts in 2013.

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