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
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.
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
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.
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.