One held Over UPDF Officer’s Chain
The police in Kawempe have arrested a Boda boda rider over illegal possession of a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF chain commonly known as dog tag.
Paul Mugerwa, a resident of Kiganda Zone in Kawempe Division of Kampala district was arrested by police officers deployed at Paniafrica Company Limited when they saw him wearing the UPDF chain, which contains the registration number and name of individual UPDF soldiers.
Accordingly, Mugerwa was questioned on the particulars of the chain but wasn’t in position to explain, leading to his arrest and subsequent detention at Kawepe police station.
The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire, says that the name tag belongs to R/A214238 Deo Nandyaka, a UPDF soldier.
Mugerwa, in his statement recorded at Kawempe Police Station, claims that he picked the chain from Big brother house bar in Kawempe.
He is being held on charges of illegal possession of Government stores as police tracks the owner of the UPDF Chain.