The 3 Infantry Division of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces has arrested Omet John Lolima, a Local Council 3 Chairperson of Lemusui Sub-county over the illegal possession of a firearm. The arrest occurred in Alapat Village, Katabok Parish, Lemusui Sub-county in Nakapiripirit District.
Omet John was arrested following an intelligence tip from the community and he is currently in custody at 407 Brigade Headquarters in Moruita, Nakapiripirit District.
Preliminary investigations indicate that Omet has been illegally hiring the gun with the purpose of carrying out raids and terrorizing the communities of Tokora, Kaiku, and Namalu areas in Nakapiripirit District.
The suspect will appear before Military Court Martial to answer charges of illegal possession of military stores after the investigation is concluded.
The incident happened at a time when Karamoja is experiencing relative peace in most of the Districts, with few isolated cases of Criminality registered mostly in South Karamoja.