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UPDF vows to mercilessly intensify arrests against criminals

L-R Uganda Police Force Spokesperson Emilian Kayima with Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Deputy spokesperson Lt.Col. Deo Akiiki addressing the press at Media Center on Monday 22nd January 2018

The Uganda security agencies have vowed to mercilessly intensify the crackdowns against all sorts of criminals in the country.

Speaking during a joint press conference between Uganda Police and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) held at Media Center on Monday 22nd January, UPDF Deputy Spokesperson Lt Col Deo Akiiki said that they will not go silent as Ugandans die mysteriously.

These statements follow the recent arrest of suspects implicated in murder case of Francis Ekaluhar, an employee of Case Clinic was kidnapped & later murdered on Tuesday 2nd January, 2018. His body was discovered by police in Kajansi on 3rd January, 2018.

He added that the arrest of Boda boda 2010 leaders followed the interrogation of Kiwalabye Huzairu. ‘The investigators found a need to make further arrests. The following were subsequently arrested including Abdul Kitata, a brother to Kiwalabye Huzairu and other 28 suspects.’

Lt. Col Akiiki adds that the police couldn’t tell if these people were terrorists and therefore they had to join forces working on precise intelligence to bring this to end

“Security agencies have since been working together to bring murder suspects of Francis Ekalugar to book. Unfortunately, some people are taking the law in their hands destroying property. We ask Ugandans to respect rule of law and let the law work.” He added.

He further warned those resisting arrests to get ready to face brutal arrests because the force will not mulch the growth of criminality in the Pearl of Africa.

“In this operation, there were attempts to interfere with the arresting officers. a group of some people tried to obstruct the arrest of these suspects, closing roads, using the media to call people to act against the security forces. I strongly warn them.” He added.

 

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