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Man arrested for dropping leaflet threatening residents in Namutumba District

By Melanie Aanyu,

Busoga East police are holding a man accused of dropping leaflets in the community with threatening messages in Namutumba district.
The suspect is Ronald Nantamu, a resident of Mawundo village in Namutumba sub-county.

He was arrested for dropping leaflets with messages directing residents to vacate the village and pave way for development activities or risk losing their lives.

Police swung into action after receiving complaints from community members who found the leaflets in their compounds.
Detectives used canine dogs and after inspecting several homes within the village, zeroed in on Nantamu’s home.

The they recovered an unspecified number of leaflets, pens, markers and plain papers, which the suspect is believed to have used to write the life-threatening leaflets.

The area LCI chairperson, Hussein Kisubi says that he engaged the police after receiving several complaints from residents about the leaflets.

Busoga East’s police spokesperson Diana Nandawula says that inquiries are still ongoing, adding that a detailed report concerning the same shall be released after concluding investigations.