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UPDF Gun Recovered in Bukedea Robbery

The recovered items that were displayed on October 23rd include a gun, two magazines, three sets of army uniforms, two pairs of warm suits and an army bag.
Security personnel with the recovered rifle in Bukedea.

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The Police in Bukedea have recovered army stores allegedly that have been used in several robberies in the district.

The recovered items that were displayed on October 23rd include a gun, two magazines, three sets of army uniforms, two pairs of warm suits and an army bag.

The SMG rifle No. UG UPDFXK-57563 is said to be assigned to the serving UPDF soldier attached to Kasenyi Barrack at Entebbe, Joseph Akol. 

The gun had reportedly been used in an aggravated robbery of a mobile money agent in Komuge Sub County last week where unknown people attacked and robbed Deo Opedesi 700,000 shillings. The case was reported to the Bukedea CPS on October 18, 2021.

Since then, the Police has been hunting for the suspects involved in the robbery. But through intelligence from whistle blowers, residents discovered that some strange person had hidden at Peace Lovers Guest House in Kachumbala since the robbery took place. They quickly surrounded the place where they found Nathan Esiya.

Residents descended on Esiya but he was saved by the police who rushed to the scene. After his arrest, Esiya revealed the whereabouts of the gun he allegedly used when robbing Opedesi and some other people in Bukedea. He said that he hired the gun from  Solomon Opolot. He also revealed that he conducted the robbery with Opolot and Alex Okolong.

Police has also arrested Opolot and Okolong, while Akol is still at large. Oscar Greg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman says they are working with the sister security agencies to establish the source of the gun and other army stores.

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Geoffrey Okiswa, the Resident District Commissioner of Bukedea urged residents to report any suspicious wrong elements in the district to the authorities.