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UPDF soldier steals Shs 400,000 from mobile money agent

A soldier attached to the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) is on the run after making off with Shs 400,000 from a mobile money agent in Bombo town council. The soldier, identified as corporal Tom Bingi is attached to Bombo military barracks in Luweero district.

Lt Colonel Deo Akiiki, the UPDF deputy spokesperson explains that Bingi escaped last evening after putting a one Hamza Jaffar, a mobile money agent at gunpoint before running away with all the money he had in his possession.
Akiiki explains that the soldier later fired several gunshots in the air to scare the public and later escaped with the gun and the stolen money. He says the search for the errant soldier is on.

Osman Kassim Ramathan, the LC III chairperson of Bombo says that residents attempted to chase the soldier up to Ndejje trading centre but they couldn't apprehend him because he was armed.

It's also reported that the UPDF is searching for another soldier who went missing with a gun last month from the Bombo military barracks. In 2013, private Patrick Okot Odoch, another soldier attached to Bombo military barracks escaped with a gun and shot ten people including his own colleagues in a local bar.

Okot Odoch was arrested and sentenced to 90 years in jail after found guilty of murder and attempted murder charges. During the same year, another soldier private Simon Peter Otenyan attached to the same barracks also shot two colleagues dead.



0 #1 rubangakene 2018-10-12 20:35
What do you expect from an army that is savage and ill-tempered and of unpredictable disposition.

They come back from Somalia and are not properly debriefed and embark on ritualised aggression.

They are not paid on time like the rest of us teachers, civil servants and so on except they own and carry guns. These creepy crawlies must be stopped and stopped now before we all end up in the deep proverbial doo-doo!
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+1 #2 Tea 2018-10-13 02:37
For long I have doubted the acclaimed professionalism of this army.

First of all you give some one a gun and pay him peanuts, that's a recipe for disaster.

An army which is comprised of a small sectional representation of its people is a far cry to being a national army, well our past states it very clearly.
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+4 #3 Odessa Sekitte 2018-10-13 12:16
Those were nigerian soldiers stealing ugandan money, Updf as never does anything wrong as a certain minister told us a few weeks ago that soldiers caught on camera beating ugandans on Kampala streets were nigerian.
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