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Jeje Odongo says ‘most missing persons were found with military armour’ as full list is released

The Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odonog has said that most of the people in custody were arrested after being found in possession of the military armour and were consequently arraigned in the General Court Martial and remanded.

While presenting the list of the missing persons to Parliament on Thursday, Internal Affairs Minister, Gen Jeje Odong said of the 177, 156 were found in possession of military armour and were arraigned before the army court where charges of unlawful possession of military stores were read to them and consequently remanded to Makindye military police prison pending trial. A number of 53 were arrested for participation in riots and a big number of them was also remanded to Makindye Military prison.

Section 161 of the UPDF Act stipulates that any person who is found in possession of military armour illegally or solicits or procures any person to dispose of military stores commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding 340 currency points or imprisonment not exceeding 14 years or both.

One currency point is equivalent to shs20,000 and the 340 currency points, in this case, are equivalent to shs6.8 million.

Here is the full list of missing persons released by government:

http://parliamentwatch.ug/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Statement-by-Minister-of-Internal-Affairs-on-Missing-Persons.pdf

Last month, President Museveni dismissed reports that the people were missing but noted security organs had arrested them over various offences.

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