Uganda Police Force with sister Security operatives have arrested and detained a one Paul Mugerwa, for illegal possession of a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF chain commonly known as dog tag.
The suspect who is currently in custody at Kawempe police station is a resident of Kiganda Zone in Kawempe Division, Kampala District.
According to police, Mugerwa was arrested by police officers deployed at Paniafrica Company Limited when they saw him wearing the UPDF chain, that contains the registration number and name of individual UPDF soldiers.
The officers questioned Mugerwa on the particulars of the chain and name tag which belongs to R/A214238 Deo Nandyaka, a UPDF soldier, but he wasn’t in position to explain leading to his arrest and subsequent detention at Kawempe police station.
However, upon interrogation at Kawempe Police Station, Mugerwa claims in his statement that he picked the chain from Big brother house bar in Kawempe.
The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire, said that Mugerwa is being held on charges of illegal possession of Government stores as police tries to track the owner of the UPDF Chain