UPDF SOLDIERS DETAINED OVER STATE LODGE TANKS.
The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have arrested two of their colleagues and a businessman for allegedly stealing property meant for Morulinga presidential state lodge located in Napak District in Karamoja Sub region.
The soldiers were deployed to protect the presidential lodge but instead stole two water tanks and sold them to one of the businessmen in Moroto Municipality.
They were arrested on Sunday.
There were earlier reports that the lodge had been raided by unidentified armed men over unknown reasons.
However, Brig Richard Otto, the UPDF 3rd division commander dismissed the reports saying there was no attack except for the two ‘indisciplined soldiers who had been arrested over theft.’
“There was no any attack at the presidential lodge. This place is well guarded. What happened is that some of our few indisciplined soldiers carried away two big water tanks and sold to one of the businessman in Moroto,”he said.
Brig Otto said the two soldiers have been arrested together with the businessman after recovering the two tanks from his home.
He said the suspects will be arraigned in court to face charges of theft.
He said the suspects are detained at the UPDF 3rd division headquarters in Moroto District..