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03 Jan

The Uganda Police Force through The North West Nile Police spokesperson, ASP Ignatius Dragudu has come to confirm to the public on the official statement regarding the arrest of the Former Obongi County Member Of Parliament Honorable Kaps Fungaro on allegations of of unlawful arrests. 

Police have arrested former Obongi County Member of Parliament and nationals’ Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) mobiliser Kaps Hassan Fungaroo for allegedly taking part in an unlawful assembly.

The North West Nile Police spokesperson, ASP Ignatius Dragudu, confirmed the arrest of Kangaroo to New Vision on Tuesday morning. He is currently detained at Obongi Central Police Station.

Dragudu said Fungaroo was arrested last night on allegations of mobilizing the community in Obongi to demand speedy action for the construction of a bridge on the River Nile in Laropi, connecting Moyo and Adjumani.

Dragudu revealed that charges of inciting violence and unlawful assembly have been slapped against the former legislator.

“He convened a meeting at night and started addressing people which is not allowed, a reason why he was arrested. During the meeting, Fungaroo made comments that amount to inciting violence,” he said.

Dragudu said investigations into the matter are still ongoing. He said Fungaroo will soon be produced in the courts of law to answer the charges after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions sanctions the offences.

Any person who takes part in an unlawful assembly commits a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for one year, upon conviction while inciting violence elicits a 14-year jail term.

BY: MVADEYO LAWRENCE - Dailywestnile.info CC: UPO 
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