A 35 year old man in Kiryandongo district has been arrested in possession of two pieces of ivory in a suspected case of poaching.
Moses Odongo, a resident of Gwalla I village, in Karuma, Kiryandongo district and a porter at Sinohydro electric power Construction Company was on Jan 12, 2017 nabbed with two pieces of ivory weighing 10.5kgs by Police.
His arrest followed an operation executed by National Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) team and Police and was witnessed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority
intelligence officer and head ranger Joyce Lanyero and Modesto Olwenye respectively.
According to NRCN, Odongo admits having obtained the ivory from the bush on his way back from fishing. He denied killing elephants to obtain the banned items. Odongo was still being held at Kiryandongo Police Station by the time of publishing this notice.
He was scheduled to appear in court today for charging.
NRCN is a network of professionals who are using their training to ensure timely investigation, prosecution and reporting of wildlife crime in Uganda in order to reduce on incidences of wildlife poaching and promote conservation of wildlife at all costs.