Late Ibrahim Abiriga’s stolen vehicle recovered in DRC

Late Ibrahim Abiriga's stolen vehicle recovered in DRC
Security handing over Abiriga's car

Arua, Uganda | URN | Security has recovered a double cabin pick-up truck of the late MP Ibrahim Abiriga, which was stolen about two weeks ago.

The vehicle registration number UAY 668G white in colour went missing from Abiriga’s residence in Anyafio village, Arua city last month. 

It was later established that the vehicle had been taken to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and sold. On Monday 2, August 2021, the vehicle was found abandoned with the keys inside at a fuel station at Odramacaku trading centre on the DRC side and the number plates missing. 

Abiriga was killed alongside his driver-cum-bodyguard, Saidi Butele Kongo in 2018 near his home at Kawanda, Wakiso district. His death has remained a puzzle, with no leads and arrests made by police.

Security personnel at Odramacaku notified Arua police which went and picked the vehicle and brought it to Arua for a thorough inspection. It was later handed over to the family on Thursday 5, August 2021.

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Festus Ayikobua the RDC Arua while handing over the vehicle to Zaidi Edema, the son of late Abiriga appealed to the people to cooperate with security personnel to curb cases of insecurity.

Edema commended security personnel for recovering his late father’s car. He however said that they are living in fear due to threats from unknown people.

From late July to date, two vehicles have been recovered so far from DRC and one motorcycle that was stolen from the UNHCR office two weeks ago.