KAMPALA – Police in Kampala have started investigating circumstances under which an accused person managed to access premises of the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo Kampala while armed, which is against security protocols in all courts.
According to one of the witnesses who was in court for the hearing on a matter in which Luzinda Cylus Sale was the accused, the suspect managed to gain access to the witnesses in the matter he is accused of receiving stolen property and started threatening to cause harm to them. However, the witness rushed out of court and informed the police, which came in and disarmed him.
The recovered gun is a star pistol and contained 13 rounds of ammunitions.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesman, the gun has been exhibited and the task team at Jinja Road Police Station will further establish whether the suspect had an operation license for the firearm or not.
“The gun will also be forwarded for further forensic analysis to also establish whether it was electronically registered during the ongoing exercise of electronic registration of firearms and whether it has ever been used in any crime,” he said.
Owoyesigyire added that police have also taken action against the court orderlies, who were supposed to ensure that every person is effectively searched from head to toe, for failure to carry out their duties.
The court has also decided to cancel the bail of Luzinda. He is to be forwarded to Kitalya Prisons.
“We have also opened another offence against him of threatening violence and attempted murder,” he said.