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Security Guard Held For Hiring Gun to Thugs

Odongo says that their investigations established that Engeu's gun was used in a robbery in Atiira sub-county in Serere district last Friday.

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A security guard attached to Security Group Africa is in trouble for allegedly hiring his firearm to thugs. Moses Michael Engeu, a resident of Kichinjaji cell in Northern Division in Soroti Municipality was picked up by police on Monday evening.

He is currently locked up at Soroti Central Police Station. Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says on June 18th, 2019, Engeu reported the loss of is magazine at Soroti Central Police Station.

 

He was detained on suspicion that his gun could have been used in an armed robbery in Serere district. Odongo says that their investigations established that Engeu's gun was used in a robbery in Atiira sub-county in Serere district last Friday.  

“Engeu allegedly connived with three others at large and went to rob his uncle’s shop Michael Apachu 5.5 million shillings in Atiira sub-county Serere district using his gun,” Odongo said. 

He explained that Engeu’s dropped the magazine he claimed to have lost in the shop where the robbery took place.

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He has since been transferred to Serere police station where he committed the crime to help police investigations.

Another security guard, identified as Abraham Adengu attached to Uganda Securiko Soroti branch on Monday reported loss of his gun Registration Number MK 413718 with two rounds of ammunition.  

Odongo says the guard was detained shortly after reporting the loss of the gun at Soroti Central Police Station to help police investigations.

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Adengu is still locked up at Soroti Central Police Station as the investigation are ongoing. Odongo told URN that police have discovered that most of the security guards who claim to have lost guns connive with thieves to hire them out and share proceeds from the robbery.