AMURU – Police in northern Uganda on Wednesday intercepted three South Sudanese nationals with a pistol destined for Uganda.
The group, which also included a Ugandan, was intercepted on at Palabel along Gulu-Nimule high way. They were driving in a vehicle, Reg No UBG 877S Toyota wish white in colour moving towards Gulu.
According to Aswa regional police spokesman Jimmy Patrick Okema, on searching their vehicle, they discovered pistol with 15 rounds of live ammunition.
“Upon interrogation the occupants couldn’t give proper account of themselves and the pistol, they were arrested and detained at Atiak police station,” Okema said.
Those arrested are Lemi Chris aged 36 years a resident of Ndejje Kanyanya, Wakiso District, a driver, Kiir Angello 34 years, a South Sudane from Juba, Bol Ngor 29 years, a South Sudanese businessman from Juba, Safi Adam 33 years, a driver, a resident of Bweyale, Kiryandongo District.
“Suspects are in police custody on charges of being in possession of illegal firearm. The motor vehicle and pistol exhibited as inquiries continue,” Okema said.