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Two UPDF Soldiers Arrested For Allegedly Masterminding Robberies In Jinja

Two UPDF Soldiers Arrested For Allegedly Masterminding Robberies In Jinja

Police in Jinja has arrested two UPDF soldiers in Jinja for allegedly masterminding armed robberies in and around Jinja. The two soldiers whose names police withheld are in custody at Nalufenya Police Station.

Kiira Regional Police Spokesperson James Mubi confirmed the arrest of the two soldiers but declined to divulge more details.

“Wait until they appear in court that is when you will get more details,” said Mubi.

Apparently, tension has been high between the senior cops and their UPDF counterparts over the arrest of the soldiers.

The army wants Police to release the soldiers immediately and unconditionally, which police has rejected. However, releasing the soldiers unconditionally may be way above expectation.

Each Ugandan is expected to adhere to the constitution and this means these two have to appear before court.

On the same issue, On December 23, armed men shot a security guard at GP fuel station in Jinja town.

Sources say, police sniffer dogs traced the criminals and led police up to Gaddafi garrison but the investigations were futile. But later, police managed to nab the suspects.

Meanwhile, why would UPDF soldiers engage in criminal acts yet the president says they are a professional army. Could it because of low salaries. For so long security agencies have apparently been under paid here in Uganda.

No wonder the so much corruption within the security sector. Perhaps government should look into increasing salaries and also improving security sector standard of living.

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