Stolen Gun Recovered in Amuria

The gun number UG POL 565828782-30758 was stolen from a police constable Opaka Nektai on July 20th.
Michael Ochan, suspect of police stolen gun.
The Police in Amuria District has recovered a police gun that was stolen from Balimu Anti-Stock Theft Unit Detach in Otuke District last month.

The gun number UG POL 565828782-30758 was stolen from a police constable Opaka Nektai on July 20th. On Tuesday, police in Amuria District arrested Michael Ochan following a tip-off from residents who were suspicious of his movements in the area.  

On being interrogated, the suspect led the Police to an incomplete building in Abia Village, Akeriau Sub County where the gun and UPDF uniforms were recovered.

David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, says that they are investigating whether it is the recovered gun that was used in two shooting incidents.

On July 26th, 2020, unknown people shot a Boda Boda cyclist Daniel Imalingat at the border between Otuke and Kapelebyong Districts. The case of attempted murder was reported at Obalanga Police Station.

Three days later, another case of attempted murder by shooting of Elizabeth Amayo of Akeriau Sub County was reported at Amuria Police Station. 

“All Cartridges which were recovered at the scenes of the two incidences are going to be submitted to the Ballistic experts for analysis to see a possible linkage of the recovered gun and the suspect to the subsequent offences related to the shooting”, Ongom said.

The Police in Soroti has also arrested two people for allegedly stealing cattle.

Michael Obwalatum, a resident of Acetgwen and Kenneth Egadu, of Cell D, all in Soroti City were seen offloading suspected stolen cattle.

Ongom said that the duo, on seeing the police patrol vehicle attempted to escape but were intercepted at Kichinjaj Ward. The vehicle registration number UAV 649 E was impounded.

“A search in the vehicle was conducted, a toy pistol was recovered and spare tyres smeared all over with fresh cow dung”, Ongom said.