Ibrahim Bataasa, the Bugiri OC-CID who inspected the scene says that the ammunition shall be handed over to the police forensic department for further examination and assessment.
Police in Bugiri district has recovered 27 live rounds of
ammunition abandoned in a plastic bottle.
The bottle had been buried in a bush at the roadside in Kiwalazi
The Vice-Chairperson Kiwalazi Zone, Isaac Mwondha, says that the bullets were recovered by residents who were monitoring road construction works.
“15 people led by myself were selected to monitor road works so
that, the engineers don’t encroach on our land but when we were nearing the
trading centre, a bottle full of bullets was recovered,” he says.
Mwondha adds that bullets could have been hidden by suspected armed robbers since they are rampant in the area.
“At least 9
residents claimed that armed men robbed them of their valuables between
November and December, however, not much has been done to beef up security
within this area,” he says.
Ibrahim Bataasa, the Bugiri OC-CID who inspected the scene says that the
ammunition shall be handed over to the police forensic department for further
examination and assessment.
Martin Mugabi, the Bugiri Resident District Commissioner says that
some criminal cases are frustrated by locals who prefer filing their complaints
with village chairpersons other than approaching police authorities.
Mugabi further stresses that security is everyone’s responsibility and
residents ought to provide security organizations with constant information
which will minimize crime rates in their communities.