The police in Kyotera have in their hands an officer identified as Willy Kasujja, a police officer attached to Kasasa Police post in Kyotera district over a missing gun.
Paul Kangave, the Southern Region Police Spokesperson says the suspect was picked up after his gun, a Sub Machine Gun with 29 rounds was stolen from Kasujja’s home on Monday night.
The suspect told police that he had gone to the nearby grocery shop to buy some items when his firearm was stolen. According to Kasujja, he found his house broken into, his rifle and electronic appliances missing.
Kangave confirmed the incident, saying that police investigations into the matter have kicked off and that the suspect was picked up to help police investigations into the theft of the gun.
The suspect is likely to be charged with negligence when police investigations into the matter are completed. Kangave has asked residents to stay calm, saying police will recover the missing gun.
According to Andrew Katumba one of the area resident of Kyotera town, theft of the firearm is likely to escalate insecurity in the area and urges security agencies to do whatever it takes to recover the gun.