Police Hands Over Two Congolese Soldiers Arrested on Lake Albert to UPDF

By Leilah Bbaale

Police handed over two armed Congolese soldiers who were arrested on Lake Albert to Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF. They are Mouli Mweni and Patrick Njangu Bukamba, both attached to Mahagi Port Bunia district in Ituri Province in the Eastern Democratic of Congo.

The Congolese soldiers were arrested on Friday night last week while robbing Ugandan fishermen of their boats, nets and boat Engines near Bugoigo landing site in Buliisa district and Dei in Pakwach district. They were found in possession of two Submachine guns registration number 3135625545 and 19628163 with 30 rounds of ammunition each.

The Congolese soldiers were arrested on a tip-off from local fishermen. They were immediately whisked off to Buliisa Central Police station where they have been in detention since then.

Some of their colleagues managed to flee back to the Democratic Republic of Congo with over ten boat engines they robbed from Ugandan fishermen.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Spice FM on Monday that police have since handed over the suspects to the UPDF 303 Brigade for further interrogations.

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