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Police officer arrested in Lira for trying to sell gun at Shs 2m

The officer was trying to sell the gun at Shs 2m. Internet photo

The officer was trying to sell the gun at Shs 2m. Internet photo

A police officer and a civilian have been arrested in Lira district in possession of an illegal firearm they were trying to sell.

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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0 #1 Wainanchi 2021-06-03 21:23
Thank God there are many good and loyal Ugandans.

This man prevented new fresh killings and loss of life of Ugandans. Police must be trained to protect citizens and not to endanger.

All rotten ones like this should be kicked in their assessment and shown red card from Police.
Uganda has plenty of good and loyal sons and daughters to be loyal to Uganda and not greedy and corupp as this one
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+1 #2 Loveuganda 2021-06-04 04:54
Imagine selling a gun for 2m. Is this poverty or hate towards the M7 government or revenge?

How many officers have lent their guns to the bad people? Uganda has gone to the dogs. Lost times of the 35 years of M7.

Then what. The officer would report that they stole it. And they move on. Very sad. Thanks to the vigilant people who reported this incidence.
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0 #3 Lakwena 2021-06-06 14:46
Quoting Wainanchi:
Thank God there are many good and loyal Ugandans.

This man prevented new fresh killings and loss of life of Ugandans. Police must be trained to protect citizens and not to endanger.

All rotten ones like this should be kicked in their assessment and shown red card from Police.
Uganda has plenty of good and loyal sons and daughters to be loyal to Uganda and not greedy and corupp as this one


In other words Wainanchi, during Obote and Amin's Era of Terror and Murder, nor policeman or soldier sold off their guns an bullets to boost their miserable salaries.

But Gen Tibuhaburwa has impoverished and dehumanize our officers so that:they can't resist the temptation to sell off their guns and/or bullets.

E.g Bullets being used by the Karamajong to raid cattle, are being ferried from Nakasongola Ammunition Factory.

Shame!
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