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Police’s Flying Squad in Gulu yesterday arrested a man who is said to have been terrorizing the neighborhood with an illegally acquire gun.
The suspect, Fred Onenchan, who is now in detention at Gulu Police Station was found with an AK 47 riffle and several rounds of ammunition during a search at his house.
Regional Police spokesman Patrick Jimmy Okema says Onenchan’s arrest followed a tip off from locals about a civilian moving around with a gun.
“The suspect had earlier been arrested for assaulting a Police officer Cpl. Oling Walter from Awer,” Okema says.
Upon interrogation by the Flying Squad, Onencan confessed that he was keeping the gun at his house.
He also revealed that he purchased the gun in Hoima from a one, Ozima at Shs 2 million, while he was guarding National Drug Authority.
Police upon searching his house in Awer village, Lamogi Sub county in Amuru District, were able to recover the rifle with 19 rounds of ammunitions.
“The suspect was whisked to Gulu police station since community members wanted to lynched him because he was a big threat to them,” Okema said.
“He is currently being detained at Gulu Police Station on charges of illegal possession of fire arm and assault. Investigations to trace one Ozima whom he claimed to have bought the gun from is ongoing.”