A citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) identified as Levi David Nyanzi Mwezye, believed to be in his mid-30s, has been arrested in Jinja city at Embassy Club on Iganga Road. The arrest follows the discovery of two bullets and sketch maps in his possession.
James Mubi, the spokesperson for the Kiira region police, reported that after the arrest over the weekend, the suspect was found with the ammunition and maps during a search. Mubi emphasized that the items would undergo verification by experts from both the Uganda Police Force and the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).
During questioning at Jinja Central Police Station, Mubi revealed that the suspect spoke fluent Congolese language initially but later switched to various languages from Uganda. Additionally, the individual pretended to be mentally ill while shifting between languages.
Mubi stated, “According to our observation, we are preparing to question him more with UPDF and Police experts as they also look at the sketch maps for proper handling.” He further mentioned that a mental examination would be conducted before making any conclusive reports regarding the suspect’s potential association with any terror group.
The public was cautioned by Mubi regarding unfamiliar individuals in gathering areas such as worship centers, markets, and hotels. He highlighted the importance of community policing for personal and community security, encouraging citizens to use free police toll lines in case of any anomalies. The arrest raises concerns about potential security threats and the need for thorough investigations.