By Deus Turuhukire
Police in Bushenyi have in custody six people suspect to have attempted to join Uganda’s national Army using forged academic papers.
SP Martial Tumusiime; the police spokesperson for greater Bushenyi has confirmed the incident and identified the suspects in detention as Alison Tumwebasa, Godfrey Byamugisha, Aggrey Tushabe, Hannington Aruho and Tomson Mawesi.
Tumusiime told www.mknewslink.com reporter that the six suspects were arrested yesterday at Bushenyi District Headquarters where the UPDF recruitment exercise was taking place.
Lt.Apollo Nkwasiibwe who was in charge of the recruitment exercise told the www.mknewslin tk.com that over 200 youth both boys and girls were at the district headquarters by 06:00 Am ready for the exercise.
He said the exercise was targeting young men and women who sat their S.4 U.C.E in 2014 and who were in good health.
Out of 88 candidates who passed the exercise, 20 were from Bushenyi, 18 from Sheema, 16 from Mitooma, 22 from Rubiriizi and Buhweju districts respectively.
None of the female candidates passed the exercise as they could not meet the required qualifications.
The UPDF recruitment exercise currently going on country wide is targeting 3,000 youth with the required qualifications.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.