A Joint security team comprising Police and Uganda People’s Defense Forces
(UPDF) personnel in Otuke district have gunned down a notorious thief implicated in the loss
of a police gun.
Ouni Kauna, 36, a resident of Otuke Town Council was shot dead on
Tuesday night while trying to rob a shop in Owinyo ward, Olilim Town Council.
allegedly attacked the shop owner holding him at gunpoint but the situation
was saved when neighbors alerted police who in turn informed UPDF to launch a
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson said
Ouni who has no military background was shot because he turned his gun against
gun No. UG POL 563617800 was recovered with six rounds of ammunition from Ouni’s hands.
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to Okema, Ouni was a notorious thief who had stolen the police gun from Paul Oculi while on guard duties at the Electoral Commission offices in Otuke District. The officer was
hit by a blunt object on the right side of the head leaving him unconscious
with deep injuries.
gun was then used to murder one Costa Apio, a 37-year-old resident of Alutkot village
as she returned from a drinking joint. She was sprayed with 13 bullets, leaving
13 cartridges and one live ammunition recovered from the scene.
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encouraged the community members to continue cooperating with security in
maintaining law and order.