Civilian arrested in city suburb for impersonating as army officer in bid to beat coronavirus lockdown

BY: Eyalama In Corona, News On

Security agencies on Thursday, April 2, 20 arrested a civilian who was wearing army uniform in order to beat the ongoing lockdown over coronavirus.

Michael Agaba, 35, a resident of Rutete Kelesia zone, Nangabo Subcounty, Kyadondo East in Wakiso District, was putting on an army green uniform meant for LDUs with stripes at the rank of captain.

He was found driving a car registration No UBF- 472 F. Another more one shirt was hanged on the hind seat. Agaba was intercepted at a checkpoint erected at Spear Motors at Nakawa.

His colleague called Byaruhanga Jackson, a manager of Semax lodges owned by one Mr.Ssemakula Saul, an LC1 Chairperson of Rutete “A” was equally arrested while the mzee they were carrying was set free and continued to Buikwe District.

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The two are currently being held at Jinja Road police station pending transfer to CMI Headquarters.

Agaba claims that the uniform belongs to his cousin brother called Maj Sabiti Tushabe attached to a new barracks at Kiruhura district.

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Mr Agaba after being arrested (PHOTO/Courtesy).

While Byaruhanga claims that, Agaba came with his Uniforms from his home to help him drive the car to Jinja. He also further alleges that the car belongs to the above chair person and that the uniforms were in the car.

Police said they would search Agaba’s home also to find out whether there are more government stores in his home.

President Museveni on Monday announced a ban on public and private cars, allowing only a few critical sectors such as media, health and security personnel to operate.

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