KAMPALA – A 70-year-old woman is among 10 people who were charged with unlawful possession of government stores following their arrest in Lugazi municipality.
Ms Florence Namuddu, a tailor was arrested in a police operation on Monday. She was found at her shop with a red piece of cloth that’s said to resemble military attire.
Martha Nanyanzi, Peter Kakomo, Edith Nasiima, Yusuf Batambuze and Enock Mbooga were separately arrested in a related operation.
Other suspects include; Godfrey Kagulire, Rotana Hajarah, Felister Ahisibwe and John Mwanje who were arrested after police allegedly found them wearing red berets and clothes similar to those gazzetted for armed forces.
Some of the evidence presented by police during Tuesday’s court proceedings included 14 red trousers, five t-shirts that were designed like UPDF attires, two red berets, one black beret, two skirts and one red shirt.
All the suspects were arraigned before Lugazi Grade One Magistrate, Mr Wilberforce Egesa and charged with one count of unlawful possession of government stores.
Mr Kagulire pleaded guilty and asked court for leniency while the other nine denied the charges.
Mr Wilberforce Egesa, the Lugazi Grade One magistrate, charged the suspects with unlawful possession of government stores before granting them bail.
The case was adjourned to November 13