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Police Recovers Guns Stolen During Masaka Hardware Robbery

The thugs broke into the shop on July 1, 2018, and stole more than 400 million Shillings. Two people among them a UPDF Reserve force officer identified as Moses Musinguzi and a casual labourer identified as Shafick Kigongo were killed during the attack.
Police spokesperson Emilian kayima displays picture of Jumba Derrick the arrested suspect

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Police have recovered three guns and arrested five people during its ongoing investigation into the robbery at Moses K Hardware in Masaka District, last month.

The thugs broke into the shop on July 1, 2018, and stole more than 400 million Shillings. Two people among them a UPDF Reserve force officer identified as Moses Musinguzi and a casual labourer identified as Shafick Kigongo were killed during the attack.

Now, police have recovered guns which include one belonging to Uganda Police, another belonging to the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) and one marked SAR 112-00917, owned by a yet to be identified security company.

The record indicates that the UPDF gun found at Kiwanuka's home was stolen from Moses K Hardware after Musinguzi was shot dead. The police gun matched the one that was stolen from Musa Kayongo, the Kyotera District Police Commander (DPC) on July 9 2018.

The guns were found with Paul Kiwanuka, one of the suspects arrested over the weekend during a search mounted by operatives from the Flying Squad Unit. Kiwanuka who had been identified from CCTV footage at the hardware was found hiding in Mbuye Village, Kyotera district.

Another suspect identified as Jumba Derrick, a resident of Mutukula, Rakai District was arrested from a makeshift in Bukasa Island where he has been hiding for the last one month together with his family.

According to the deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, Jumba confessed to having participated in the robbery and offered to show them where the guns and stolen items were kept.

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The other suspects arrested so far include Kakanka Gerevasio, Julius Tweheyo alias Ruvigi and Matia Kiiza, the first suspect to be arrested on July 31, 2018, in Nyendo Masaka District. He was arrested with 10 million Shillings. The other suspect, Tweheyo was also found in possession of 40 million Shillings at the time of the arrest.

Police have also since recovered the motor vehicle and motorcycle used in the robbery. The recovered include Motor vehicle Reg. No. UAM 730 U, Ipsum Navy blue and Motorcycle Reg No. UEE 345U.

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