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Gun Recovered in Banana Plantation

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said the gun was recovered on Friday after, Nicholas Igumba, a resident in the area alerted police about a gun abandoned in a banana plantation.
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A police submachine gun has been recovered in Nsani, Wakiso District. The gun and 23 bullets was found abandoned in a banana plantation.

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said the gun was recovered on Friday after, Nicholas Igumba, a resident in the area alerted police about a gun abandoned in a banana plantation.

Igumba had been hired by, Timothy Muyingo, to uproot and plant banana suckers in his garden located at Nanziga village, Nsangi Sub County, Wakiso District.

Nsangi Division Police Commander (DPC) Peter Ocen, acting on Igumba’s tip visited the scene alongside other detectives and crime scene officers who examined and recovered the gun.

Owoyesigyire confirmed that the gun had a serial number of Uganda Police Force (UG.POL 5659016133444) and investigations to establish the source of the gun have commenced.

Police said the gun will be submitted to ballistic experts to understand the owner of the gun since all guns in both private hands and security agencies in Kampala and its neighbouring districts of Wakiso and Mukono were fingerprinted two months ago.

Of recent, there have been several gun violence crimes targeting mobile money operators, hardware shops and Boda Boda riders. Flying Squad Unit (FSU) and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) arrested three deserters of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) with guns suspected to have used on mobile money robberies and killings.

Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) records for 2018 show 167 guns were recovered from wrong elements. The guns had 2284 live bullets but Kampala Metropolitan emerged top with 52 guns and 444 bullets.   

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