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Abas Faama, the Nakilulwe Village LC I Chairperson, says that he has been receiving complaints from residents about a stranger roaming the village with a firearm to conduct night patrols and extort money from unsuspecting civilians. He stresses that the suspect together with others still at large would also snatch money and handbags from women at gunpoint.
The gun of AK-47 series which was recovered in Iganga, courtesy photo.

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Police have in collaboration with residents recovered an AK-47 gun registration number 565824458 with 22 rounds of live ammunition, which is reported to have been stolen from Iganga prisons early this month. Police recovered the firearm from a suspect in Nakilulwe village in Nawaningyi Sub County in Iganga district on Tuesday night.

 

Abas Faama, the Nakilulwe Village LC I Chairperson, says that he has been receiving complaints from residents about a stranger roaming the village with a firearm to conduct night patrols and extort money from unsuspecting civilians. He stresses that the suspect together with others still at large would also snatch money and handbags from women at gunpoint.

He says that they made various pleas to the police, but nothing was done to improve security in the area. According to Faama, left with no option, he mobilized residents to conduct night patrols where they successfully apprehended the suspect on their the third day and handed him over to the police.  

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James Mubi, the Busoga East police spokesperson, says that although they have arrested the prime suspect detectives are on the ground hunting for his accomplices. Mubi says that the suspect was last month released on court bail after spending four months on remand over defilement related charges. 

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