Five civilians have been arrested and charged for impersonation and possession of army uniforms. The suspects are Akora Brian, Bwiire Robert, Naama Gerald, Wasswa Juuko Godfrey and Ssewanyana Yahaya.  They were arrested recently by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence- CMI operatives.  Uganda Radio Network reports that the five appeared before the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence CMI’s Unitary Disciplinary Court (UDC) chaired by Col Tom Kabuye at Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence on Friday at Mbuya. “The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Unit Disciplinary Committee charged five impostors with impersonation and possession of forged UPDF Military Identity Cards and Army uniforms belonging to the Special Forces Command, which are a monopoly of UPDF and contrary to Penal Code Act Chapter 120,” Maj Jimmy Omara, the Spokesperson SFC said. Omara who declined to reveal circumstances under which they were arrested said that the accused have been referred to Division Court Martial at Land Force Headquarters Bombo where their case will be heard next week. “After careful deliberations, the court referred them to Division Court Martial at Land Force Headquarters Bombo, since Unit Disciplinary Committee Court has no jurisdiction to try such offences,” Maj Omara said. Army cautioned the public to desist from forging or using military attires and documents for their unscrupulous activities. Last year Boda-Boda 2010 patron Abdul Kitata and 10 others appeared before UDC on allegations of being in possession of army uniforms and guns. They were later referred to General Court Martial in Makindye where they are still battling the same charges.

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