ISO Director Arrested for Drawing Gun on Passengers

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Lt. Loti Droti, the deputy director of organized Crime in Internal Security Organization has been arrested for drawing a gun on passengers a board a KK bus traveling to Arua. He was picked up today after he drew his pistol on passengers and driver of a KK bus in the wee hours of this morning. Trouble for Droti started when he tried to seduce a Congolese woman identified as Susan Kiko, who was seated next to him on the bus. It is alleged that when Kiko rejected his sexual advances, Droti drew out his gun and hit her on the head. As a result, other passengers on the bus intervened to stop Droti from assaulting the woman in vain. Agnes Tabu, a conductor on the bus says that when they reached Ayago in Murchison National Park, Droti put the bus driver on gunpoint to stop because he wanted to ease himself. He says that Droti was enraged when the driver told him that it was dangerous for him to stop at Ayago and therefore pulled out his gun. Tabu says that when they reached Packwach Bridge, Droti claimed that there was cocaine on the bus and forced the driver to stop for several hours. She says that because of Droti's behavior, when they reached Nebbi town, the bus driver stopped and refused to proceed with the journey forcing police to intervene. She says that police arrested Droti and detained the ISO boss at Arua Central Police station. Phillip Mukasa, the regional police spokesman for West Nile says that they are holding Droti because of his bad behavior. He says that police has launched investigations into the conduct of the soldier. Mukasa says that several passengers have already recorded their statements about the shocking behavior of Droti. //Cue in: "yes we confirm..." Cue out...of the army."// Mukasa does not say, whether or not police will prefer charges against the ISO boss. The management of KK travelers Bus Company has not yet commented on the matter as they were still locked up in crisis meeting when our reporter visited their offices this afternoon.


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Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

Entering the workplace so young attuned Batre to the plight of the youth and those who seek employment. Apart from that, he is interested in reporting about politics, local government, business and the environment. A witness to some of the destructive impact of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion in northern Uganda, Batre is interested in reporting about peace building efforts too.

Uganda Radio Network's former Gulu bureau chief, Batre is now based in Kampala. He is URN's main politics correspondent. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.