Gulu police have recovered a gun that was stolen from a Prison warder in Amuru district.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema, says they recovered the gun from Patrick Opira in Lacor Trading Centre in Gulu Town between 8 and 9pm on Thursday night during a joint security operation.
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He says they planned for a joint operation involving the police and army, which led to the recovery of the gun.
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The recovered gun registration number UG UPDF –UH 2268-2000 with nine rounds of ammunition was stolen from Charles Aleku, a prison warder at Otwee Prison on April 9th, 2018.
In his statement to police, Aleku says the man sneaked into the Prison fence and threatened him with a machete forcing him to surrender his gun to protect his dear life.
Aleku was tarrested by police and charged with gun theft under CRB 148/2018. According to Okema, Opira is a renowned criminal who released from Amuru prisons last month where he was being held on charges of aggravated robberies and murder.
He has also served in different government prisons across the country for the last 14 years.