By Weswa Ronnie
Two Allied for Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels on spy missions inside Uganda have been arrested.
On the 5.12.2023, the Joint Territorial Team in Kiira Region and Kiira Central Division, arrested, Levi Nyanzi David Mwenze at around 4:45am, after getting reports of his suspicious behavior of taking pictures of Embassy restaurant and bar, located along the Iganga road, in Jinja Central Ward, in Jinja City.
While addressing a press conference at police headquarters today Monday in Kampala , Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said the suspect who disguised as a mad person, was putting on very dirty clothes and in possession of bundles of cash in denominations of Ugx 50,000=, 20,000= and 10,000=.
He adds that he was arrested, searched and found in possession of exhibits which included an AK47 bullets, 4 sim cards, 8 Jinja City Street parking receipts of motor vehicles registration number UBK 620F, 3 other sim parks, school receipt of Victoria boarding primary school.
The suspect admitted that he was an ADF rebel, on a surveillance mission.
He was examined by a psychiatrist and found to be mentally stable and pretended to be mad. Efforts are in place to trace for other members of their cell in Jinja City.
In a separate development, the police in KMP North and Nansana division arrested, a one Baron Muzigyei, a 40 year old, Congolese National on the 10.12.2023 for being a rebel, after he was heard communicating on phone, while mentioning rebel groups in the DRC.
This was at around 2am, from a local bar, in Ochieng zone, Nansana division. The suspect who hails from Beni DRC, had no identification documents on him. He was handed over to Crime Intelligence for further interrogation.
Enanga says that therer are existing cells where the ADF remnants are trying to establish operative cells that are mobile, autonomous and flexible, as they try to carry out attacks, on both vulnerable and soft targets, in the country.
“We continue to thank the local communities, who furnished us with relevant information, that led to the arrest of the two suspected rebels. We further urge the public to remain vigilant and cautious, as people go about their daily activities” Enanga said.