Mukono Police Division is holding four of its officers for stealing a semi-automatic machine gun and 60 rounds of ammunition.
According to Mukono District Police Commander Seguya Rodgers, the four officers stole SMG rifle number 11110-56300956.
In an interview with Chimp Corps, the police boss said that on 08/12/2018 he took action against PC Mukulu Abed, ASP Wamono Rodgers, Sgt Nabirye Jenifer, Cpl Nalumbugu Christine and PC Ocila Solomon for theft of the above mentioned rifle and ammunition.
He revealed that the theft occurred on 05/12/2018 from Mbalala Police Station. It is alleged that one of the suspects identified as PC Mukulu Abed who formerly worked at Mbalala police station in 2016 under FFU unit went to the Station and interacted with Sgt Nabirye Jenifer and others at the station and thereafter left.
“The following day he (Mukulu) returned to the station claiming to have been transferred to Mbalala station which was a lie because he did not have message or marching order to that effect,” said the DPC.
He added that “In the evening Mukulu went to the station’s major and told him that he wished to sign for a rifle and was ready for duty. The Major took Mukulu to the armory man and introduced him as a newly transferred staff and instructed the armory man, one Ocila Solomon to arm him.”
The police commander further revealed that the prime suspect Mukulu had ever worked with both Sgt Nabirye Jenifer and Cpl Nalumbugu Christine at Mbalala police station in 2016 before being transferred to Kasese in 2016.
However, the police commander said that at the time of patrols around mid-night as per their arrangement, PC Mukulu Abed was nowhere to be seen as he had disappeared with the rifle up to today.
The Four officers are currently in Mukono Police custody to help in investigations.
“We are tracing for the remaining suspect and exhibit,” said the DPC.