At least eight Ugandans accused of engaging in subversive activities in Democratic republic of Congo have been arrested and handed over to Ugandan security officials in Zombo district.

The first group of four consists of Moses Kalebi from Kawempe, Victor Mubiru, Musinguzi Stephen and Moses Kagole, from Manafwa district.

The second group also consists of four men identified as Muramira Muzamil, Amanya Herbert, Byarugaba Gideon, and Phillip Byabuseka, all from Kabale district.

Josephine Angucia, the regional police spokesperson for West Nile said that statements recorded by the first group indicate that the men were lured by promises of job opportunities  in Juba, south Sudan where on daily basis they would be paid up to USD 30.

But on their way to Juba they were diverted to democratic republic of Congo where they were told to wait for an Engineer only identified as Kipoi.

They were arrested a week after their meeting.

She further said that the second group claims that they were brought to Congo by a timber dealer in Paidha called Kamundu Musinguzi Herbert and they were there for timber business.

They were rounded up after a curfew was announced.

The eight people were handed over on Sunday; a file has already been opened against them in Kampala.

The case is now jointly been investigated by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and the police headquarters.

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