Police Constable in trouble for hiring out gun to civilian

Posted: 2020-10-27T06:31:00Z Read: 1,908 times
Police Constable in trouble for hiring out gun to civilian

A Police constable in Kole district has been arrested for allegedly hiring out his gun to a civilian.

Police Constable William Alunyu, attached to Aboke Police station hired out the gun to a one Geoffrey Okecha at Aboke trading center.

Police arrested the duo from Aboke Sub County on Monday evening after Alunyu’s gun was used by Okecha to threaten people in the homes of Moses Ojok, Nixson Moro and Tom Okello, all residents of Akaidebe B Village, Akwirididi parish, Aboke Sub County on Sunday evening.

An officer at Aboke Police station who preferred anonymity noted that the suspect while in possession of the gun allegedly threatened to defile on of the girls in the village.

Constable Okecha has allegedly been dealing in the business of hiring out the gun assigned to him, to thugs who use it to rob money from businessmen.

Kole District Police Commander David Otabong said police has commenced investigations to ascertain circumstances under which the gun ended up in the hand of a civilian.

Constable Alunyu is being charged with neglect of duty, while Okecha is charged of threatening violence and aggravated robbery.