Police in Gulu are holding two security guards attached to Corporate Security Group over alleged theft of a gun.
The duo identified as Emmanuel Ojera and Innocent Okori, residents of Gulu City were arrested on Monday evening after the gun they were deployed with to guard Gulu Medical and Imaging Consultant located along School Road in Pece –Laroo Division went missing under unclear circumstance.
David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson revealed that the SAR Riffle registration number UG-PSO-56-4000778 code 11788 with five rounds of ammunition allegedly went missing from the guards at around 1:30pm on Monday.
According to Mudong, the missing gun was later recovered at around 5:30pm from Te-Tank Sub –Ward, Labourline Parish in Pece –Laroo Division just few meters from the premises being guarded by the duo.
Sunday Okello, a 35 year -old man who recovered the gun explained to police that he got concerned after seeing two street children struggling to use the gun by the roadside, something that prompted him to intervene by removing the gun and handing it over to Police at Gulu Central Police Station.
Mudong says the two security guards and Okello were all arrested and detained at Gulu Central Police Station for question. The case according to Mudong is being investigated under SD Ref: 15/19/7/2021.