Two UPDF soldiers, businessman arrested over theft of State Lodge property

Two UPDF soldiers, businessman arrested over theft of State Lodge property

Two Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers deployed to guard Morulinga State Lodge in Napak district are in trouble for alleged theft of two water tanks valued at Shs 2 million.

The officers; Lance corporal Lason Mugume and Private Rogers Agaba are said to have stolen the water tanks over the weekend and sold them to Dirisa Ndyanayo alias Obama, a prominent businessman in Moroto town.

Captain Abert Arinaitwe, the 3rd Division army spokesman, says they are holding the soldiers and the businessman for theft of the water tanks that were in the compound of the State Lodge.

“They picked them and sold them in town…These are people who have been there guarding that place, so maybe in their wisdom they thought that these things are no longer required. They decided to get quick money and for us we don’t condone indiscipline. Taking something that is not yours or you’re supposed to secure is a case,” said Arinaitwe.

According to Arinaitwe, the soldiers will face the army Court Martial while the businessman will appear in a civilian court. The army has already recovered the water tanks.

– URN