Two UPDF soldiers convicted for stealing ivory (Uganda)


The Independent 

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Two army men have been remanded to Luzira prison after being convicted of being in illegal possession of protected animal species worth sh129 million.

They were found guilty before Buganda road court Grade One Magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu who cancelled their bail and said they should be brought back in court on March 27 for sentencing

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) CPL Kamugisha Collin attached to Entebbe Airport Guard Brigade together with Major Rutagira Allan attached to CMI Mbuya Army Headquarters were on March 24, 2016 arrested at Hotel Africana in Kampala with a sack of 12 pieces of elephant ivory weighing 19kg.

Officials from Natural Resources Conservation Network tipped Police who effected their arrest at the said hotel.