Two UPDF soldiers arrested in Kihihi Lodges for overstaying their pass leave


KANUNGU– The Combined security operation headed by Kanungu Deputy Resident District Commissioner Gad Ahimbisibwe Rugaju has today arrested two UPDF soldiers whom they found sleeping in a Lodge in Kihihi Town Council where they had stayed for over a month.

According to a source that requested not to be revealed because of the sensitivity of the matter, the two soldiers were immediately whisked off to the 307 Brigade Headquarters at Mburameizi for interrogations.

Our reliable source confided to our reporter that two soldiers identified as RA 224963 Musinguzi Sulaiman and RA Amperene Vanancio were picked from the lodge after a tip from concerned people.

Preliminary investigations from the arresting squadron indicate that the two soldiers got an Army Pass Leave for one day from their base but the authorities were surprised when they discovered that they had overstayed their pass for over one month.

A Local Council official around Market Street in Kihihi Town Council where Hospitable Lodge is located where the two soldiers were found said that the two men had become a nuisance to the members of the public around the area after they started beating up people at night.

When contacted, the Deputy RDC Gad Ahimbisibwe Rugaju said that the two soldiers were attached to Rwenshama Army Detach and confirmed their arrest saying that they had overstayed their Pass Leave and had stayed in a Lodge since 18th January 2021 where they accumulated bills in food and accommodation.

“Yes I arrested privates
Musinguzi Sulaiman RA 224963 and
Amperene Vanancio RA 225649 who have been hidding in Hospitable lodge since 18th Jan 2021″ Rugaju said.

The arrest comes a few days after Deputy RDC Gad Ahimbisibwe Rugaju ordered the closure of all bars and lodges in Kihihi Town saying that they had disobeyed the Presidental directives on Coronavirus pandemic and Curfew hours.

Efforts to get a comment from the 307 Brigade Headquarters Spokesman were futile as the known numbers were off when our reporter called for a comment.