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Police officer in trouble over missing gun

The Police in Kyotera are investigating circumstances under which officer lost a gun. (PHOTO/File)

KYOTERA – Police in Kyotera District are hunting for a gun that went from a police officer at Kasaali Police Post.

It is not clear how the police officer lost the AK 47 riffle, but Police say they are investigating the matter.

Mr Paul Kangave, the Southern regional Police spokesperson on Wednesday confirmed the disappearance of the gun, but declined to divulge details.

 “It’s true a gun one of our officers had went missing, but there’s no way we can divulge the information because it may jeopardize our investigations,” he said by telephone yesterday.

He said the police officer whose gun went missing is being held at Kyotera Police Station to help them with investigations.

This is the third gun to go missing in a space of one year.

In July last year, a pistol was stolen from the then Kyotera District Police Commander, Mr Musa Kayongo.

Mr Kayongo was on a night foot patrol in Kalisizo Town on the eve of President Museveni’s visit to the area and two men dressed in army uniform, claiming to belong to the Special Forces Command Unit (SFC), asked him to give them the gun. To the contrary, Mr Kayongo’s juniors claimed that he had lost his pistol to thugs who staged a roadblock at Bwasa Village on Masaka-Mutukula road, not SFC soldiers.

However, the pistol was later recovered.

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