Two men are in police custody after they were allegedly found in possession of a pistol and security uniforms adding to an already worrying number of illegal weapons of 304 guns and 3,819 bullets recovered in the two years.
The men were picked from Buzzi Cell, Kajjansi town council and have been identified as Allan Tandeka Kanyesigye and John Osinde Omala.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, said the duo was found in possession of a black Luger Pistol loaded with 10 bullets. Kanyesigye is a resident of Buzzi Cell while Omala is a resident of Garuga Road.
“Other items recovered at Kanyesige’s home are documents that show he was once a serving member in one of a security agency but had been charged with desertion and dismissed from the force after serving a 2-year sentence at Luzira Upper Prison,” Owoyesigyire said.
In his statement, Kanyesigye claims that he got the pistol from Omala. By press time, Omala was yet to reveal where he allegedly acquired the gun he gave to Kanyesigye. Police are currently trying to establish whether Omala was once a member of any of the security agencies in the country.
“The Police has forwarded the gun for forensic analysis to ascertain whether it has been used in crimes that have rocked the area in the past, as other investigations continue.
“We would like to thank the public for the vigilance and also for providing police with information that has been useful in recovering the gun,” Owoyesigyire said.
Relatedly, 28 criminal gangs have been busted over the past two years.
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