The territorial police at Kakiri, Wakiso District, working with Flying Squad Unit have recovered a gun in a bush at Kyanuna village, Namayumba Town Council on Kampala-Hoima Road.
Luke Owoyesigyire the deputy spokesperson Kampala metropolitan says the recovery of the gun follows a case of aggravated robbery that was reported at Kakiri Police on 19/03/2021.
“It is alleged that at around 10pm information was received from the LC1 of Nakitotolo village, that a one Issah Mugarura, 35, a businessman, was attacked by three men armed with a gun” Owoyesigyire narrates.
Owoyesigyire adds that Mugarura had been shot on the right leg by the thugs and two motorcycles, one Techno smart phone were stolen from him by the armed attackers.
He says that the two motorcycles were later recovered by the locals after a pursuit, and Namayumba police later recovered a motorcycle registration number UEQ 611E which the thugs were moving on.
Owoyesigyire says the police worked with the relevant agency to identify the owners of the abandoned motorcycle.
“Isaac Kigozi one of the suspects was arrested during the operation” confirms Owoyesigyire.
Owoyesigyire declares that Kigozi informed police that Denis Ssekimbe was keeping the gun which was used during the foiled robbery and was the one who shot Mugarura on that fateful night.
Ssekimbe managed to lead the DPC Kakiri and Flying Squad Unit to where he had hidden the gun and it was recovered.
Owoyesigyire says that they have also recovered a gun that was stolen from Security Plus Co. LTD guards at Prount Vonstruction site at Mabanga village, Namayumba Sub-county on 15/04/2021.
“The gun is yet to be submitted for further forensic investigations to ascertain whether it has been involved in other crimes since it was stolen” Owoyesigyire clarifies.
Owoyesigyire says that the suspects are currently detained at Kakiri Police as investigations into the matter continue and the file will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution for advice.