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Police officer arrested trying to sell gun at 2M Ugx

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KAARO KARUNGI | LIRA – Police in Lira City have launched a probe on one of their own and another civilian for attempting to sell a government rifle.


The two suspects; Emmanuel Onyanga, a PPC no_71630 attached to Bugweri police station, and Isaac Ocaka, a peasant of Teduka cell, Aduku town council in Kwania district were arrested following a tip-off by a concerned local.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga police spokesperson confirmed the development saying the suspects are under their custody.

“Yesterday at around 4 pm police of North Kyoga got a tip-off from a concerned citizen that someone wanted to sell a gun at Shs 2 million. A follow-up was made within Lira city as per the intelligence sent on ground and two suspects were apprehended along Juba road in a room,” said Okema.

The pump shotgun No. UG Pol1040758 with 10 rubber bullets and 3 rounds of ammunition for an AK-47 rifle were recovered from the scene.

The duo is charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition under SD ref 67/2/6/2021 and are being held at Lira central police station.

Last month, a security team under the leadership of Lira resident district commissioner (RDC) Lawrence Egole arrested a man in possession of an illegal gun which he was hiring out to other criminals for Shs 500,000.

The particular gun was recovered from Amugo sub-county in Alebtong district after a foiled robbery. In the last four months, security has recovered a total of 6 guns in Lira district.

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