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Police investigate loss of guns in Gulu

Reported by kakule usama at 12:48, Wed 26 October 2016

Sent to Gulu District Local Government 2 minutes later

Gulu. Police in Gulu District are investigating circumstances under which two guns were allegedly stolen from two private security guards on separate occasions in Gulu Municipality at the weekend.

Aswa regional police spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema told the press on Monday that one of the guns, a SAR model with three rounds ammunition, was allegedly stolen last Friday from a guard attached to Exposs Security Co Ltd, while another gun loaded with five rounds of ammunition was stolen from another security guard attached to Security Group Africa, who was guarding SOS Children Village in Pece Division on Saturday morning.

According to Mr Okema, one of the guards had reportedly disappeared from his duty station with the gun but upon arrest, he alleged that thugs beat him up before taking his gun.

“We have detained him at Gulu Central Police Station for questioning. His claim that he was attacked does not hold water because he disappeared without notifying his bosses and the police,” Mr Okema said. Mr Okema noted that the other guard was allegedly beaten by unidentified thugs who took off with his gun, a mobile phone and keys belonging to the premises he was guarding. Since the year began, police in Gulu District have recorded eight cases of guns that were suspected to have been stolen from security guards, police officers and soldiers.

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