Security Guard Arrested over Stolen Gun

By John Bosco Tugume

Police in Hoima is holding a Private security guard for allegedly stealing a gun. The suspect is Innocent Okot, attached to Saracen Security Company Limited, Hoima branch.

He reportedly disappeared with the Company gun registration number SAR 12116651/06277 with five rounds of ammunition on February 16,2021 while on duty.

At the time he disappeared with the gun, he had been deployed to guard Mukwano Building in Hoima City and since then police has been hunting for him.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region Police spokesperson says Okot was tracked and arrested from Lira. He was arrested on February 27, 2021 and later transferred to Hoima Central Police station where he is currently being detained.

According to Hakiza, though the suspect is arrested, the Company gun is not yet recovered since at the time Okot was arrested he did not have the gun.

He says once police investigations are done, the suspect will be arraigned before court to be charged with theft of a gun.

Hakiza has cautioned Private Security Companies operating in the region to be conscious with the people they recruit and deploy to guard different premises saying some of them have bad criminal records.

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