West Nile Region police spokesperson Josephine Angucia, said that Acidri, a renowned businessman both in Arua town and in DRC, made arrangements with the Territorial administrator in DRC to dispatch Congolese police to arrest the loan officers and have them detained.
Acidri then ordered the two abductees to call the bank manager, Sunday Kevin and inform him about the developments. He demanded that the manager takes Shs 50 million to Aruu in DRC, where the two loan officers were being held to secure their release. Sunday reported the matter to Uganda police and to Arua resident district commissioner, Nahori Oyaa.
"When we reached there [Congo], the security team welcomed us and we discussed with them this issue but they told Atanansi Acidri is a Congolese citizen, he is not a Ugandan. He is a man who does business from Congo up to Kampala [where] he loads things on vehicles…The Congolese authorities say they are going to prosecute him for having two citizenships. We pleaded with them to release these people, so we shall take them back on Monday [today]." said Oyaa.