UPDF Arrest 6 in Kabale For Stealing Fuel

KABALE, UGANDA: Top army chief, Maj. Gen. Henry Matsiko, the Uganda People’s Defense forces chief political commissar has confirmed the arrest of six men for allegedly stealing fuel from trucks belonging to a company that was contracted to rehabilitate the Kabale-Butobere – Rushebeya road.

Gen. Matsiko says that while on his way to a burial in Kaharo sub-county Kabale district at around midday he found the six stealing fuel from the trucks and he apprehended them and he later handed them to police in Kabale .

He revealed that as he approached Kabale hills on the Kabale-Butobere Mbarara highway he found the six men off loading jerrycans of diesel from over 50 litres of diesel from the grader to a Toyota corona he had to arrest them as a responsible citizen and he handed over them to police .

“As a citizen I could not leave this as I had to do my obligation and arrested them and I handed them to police as government projects have always been,” said Gen. Matsiko.

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Brian Ampaire, the Kabale District Police Commander,.revealed that the suspects are being detained at Kabale police station as Investigations on the alleged theft go on.

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