Man arrested for renting land to a rebel group to set up a camp

Police has arrested a man (whose identity is yet to be disclosed) on grounds of renting land to harbour a rebel group.

The suspect, has been detained for reportdly renting out his enormous property to rebels whose goal was to set up their training camp.

Security have in the past one-month arrested over 20 members of the newly formed Uganda Coalition Forces of Change (UCFC), a rebel group whose motive was to cause the change of government in Uganda using the power of the gun.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists on Monday that they have strengthened operations to catch all members of the rebel organization, adding that four more individuals have been apprehended since then.

“We arrested Lwanga Samuel Ssengonzi a resident of Kassanda district who hired out his piece of land to the rebel group to start their activities by setting up a rebel training camp. He is facing charges of conspiracy to help in furtherance of rebel activities,” Enanga said.

According to the police spokesperson, another suspect, identified as Alex Boogere led security operatives to a maize garden in Wakiso where another gun stolen during one of the attacks on police posts was recovered.

He noted that on recovery, 18 out of the 30 rounds of ammunition had been used but noted the operation is still on to recover two more guns stolen during the raids on security personnel.

“We now have 25 members of the rebel group in our custody in total.” We ask the people to remain careful because the rebel group was intending to strike one of our police stations even during the New Year’s celebrations. The attack was foiled. These organizations attack not only security installations, but also soft targets.”

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