The North Kyoga police spokesperson, SP Patrick Jimmy Okema, revealed to the media on Monday in a press briefing that a Toyota Premio car bearing the number plate M7 2026-2032 with a yellow sticker on the number plate has been impounded by police.
This follows information that was received from the DPC of Lira City West Division on August 23, 2023, about the said vehicle which was parked at Uganda Technical College (UTC) lower playground with a yellow sticker on the number plate position written M7 2026-2032, on allegation of being involved in criminal activities.
The territorial police at Lira City West Division are still holding the vehicle without a number plate at Ojwina Police station. Attempts to inquire who this person was did not yield any results.
The police team went and conducted a search of the vehicle and recovered a pair of full army uniforms, a big stick, an overall of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) with long sleeves, a national ID bearing the name Okori Ambrose, and a metallic number plate written in a yellow sticker labelled M7 2026-2032.
Only one occupant, identified as Okori Ambrose, who is believed to be the owner of the vehicle, escaped from the car and took off in his own direction, leaving the police hunting for him.
On continued surveillance, the same vehicle was recently sighted at a location in Opali cell, Angwetangwet ward, in Lira City East Division.
SP Jimmy Okema Patrick, while addressing the press on Monday from his office in Erute, warned that those in possession of military attire in a private vehicle will be apprehended by police.