A security source at the Rwenzori region police department says that on Friday security officers received information about people who wanted to buy guns. It was then decided to that DPC Gerald Atuhairwe, DISO Brian Babishanga and Lt Col. Richard Muhangi carry out an operation and lay a trap to arrest the buyers. The source says that the officers pretended to be dealers, dressed in plain clothes and used the personal vehicle of Atuhairwe to transport the 10 guns that were supposed to be sold.
David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson, says the suspects were picked up on a tip off from residents. According to Mudong, the Police Flying Squad from Lira picked up Omeny and Oludi on Friday last week from Lira town.
Jackson Ndoha, the Manager for Uganda New Securiko Limited for Kabale and Kisoro branches, says that Beijuka was assigned a night duty to guard at Kabale Shopping Centre in Kabale town on November 20th but he never reported back.
Three of the more than 20 firms checked by detectives were found in possession of 14 unmarked and 3 defective guns. The operation which began last week was conducted jointly by Interpol and the Criminal investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID).
Ashraf Chemonges, the Busoga East regional police commander says the recovery of the four guns brings to seven the, number of guns recovered in connection to the Busoga murders since December last year.
A total of 19 Dodoth cattle rustlers have surrendered to Uganda Peoplesâ€™ Defence Forces (UPDF) in Kaabong district. The rustlers mainly from the Dodoth clan in Karamoja region have been living in South Sudan after they fled the country around 2007 at the height of the disarmament exercise.