Police arrest M23 rebel over robbery of shs400k from Kisoro businessman

Kisoro, (UG): The Police in Kisoro District are holding an M23 Rebel who crossed from Congo with a submachine gun (SMG) and robbed a top businessman in Kisoro town over the weekend.

The suspect identified as Ngoga Justine, 22, and a resident of Rucuro Kiwanja territory in the DRC allegedly committed the robbery on Sunday, September 10.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told us that Ngoga Justine sneaked in from Masissi Mbuguru in Shuru North Kivuru in the Democratic Republic of Congo and ended up robbing a businessman identified as Nsasule Lawrence of his two mobile phones and money worth shs 400k.

“…upon receiving the information, our officers immediately started looking for him until he was arrested before Crossing back to Congo and we managed to recover an SMG and its ammunitions, two mobile phones but unfortunately he had already swindled the money,” said Mr Fred Enanga.

Relatedly, security agencies say a collaborator of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) handed himself to joint security forces after a fierce fighting by UPDF, and FARDC against ADF rebels in Congo.

The collaborator has been identified as William Byaruhanga 30 years of age who had crossed to Congo. Fred Enanga told us that before crossing to Congo, William Byaruhanga was a resident of Busunga trading centre in Bundibugyo district, western Uganda.

Mr Enanga says after handing himself to the joint security forces, Byaruhanga was taken to UPDF 309 Brigade headquarters in Kapro village, Kyanza parish in Rubirizi district where he was later transferred to Makenke army barracks for more questioning.

The Police spokesperson says information obtained from the collaborator might be useful, especially in busting the operations of ADF.

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