Police in Bugiri have recovered a riffle no UG POL 56582324634729 with 28 rounds of ammunition from Bugiri district in Kapyanga sub-county, Kagali village.
In a statement, Bugiri Police revealed that the gun was stolen from No 40784 PC Omara Richard on 05/03/2020 at around 1900/C on his way to his beat (guarding Iganga Chief Magistrate).
“Since then, joint security efforts have been on to recover the said gun,” reads the statement in part.
The statement further indicates that police received intelligence information that Hakim Maguma, 36, a resident of Buigula village, Buyanga sub county, Bugweri district together with his son in law, Abbas Dholimala, 38, resident of Kagali, village, Kapyanga sub county, Bugiri district were selling the gun at seven million shillings.
“The joint security team arrested the two suspects on a tip off from potential buyers. Investigations ongoing,” Police said in the statement.