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Gulu Pastor Appears Before Military Court Martial


A Pastor attached to Rest Arena born again church in Gulu Municipality who was on Sunday arrested over illegal possession of UPDF attires on Wednesday appeared before the division military court martial sitting at the UPDF 4th division barracks in Gulu charged for unlawful possession of UPDF uniform and a tent.

Pastor Lanyero Florence was arrested from Kasubi Goan’s quarters in Bar-dege Division, Gulu municipality during a joint operation including police and the army.

This was after her photos surfaced wearing military attires with a rank of a captain. An army uniform and a tent was later recovered from her house.

The court chaired by Col George Nambafu remanded her to Gulu central prison until 5th of March, 2020.

UPDF Act 7 of 2005 section 164 (1) (a) and (b) prohibits any person, without authority, from manufacturing, selling, offering or exposing for sale, wearing or using any uniform supplied to or authorized for use by the Defence Forces or any uniform so nearly resembling it.

Violation of this provision attracts, on conviction an imprisonment term, not exceeding seven years.

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