Crime & Investigation

Security Guards Attempt to Sell Gun In Market


check geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Peter Ocheng and Kenneth Eleu, pharmacy both security guards attached to PSS, medications a private security company based in Jinja, were selling off a company assault rifle.

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According to Jinja District Police Commander Apollo Kateeba the suspects were intercepted following a tip off from concerned residents of Walukuba East as the duo sought a buyer in a market in Jinja town.

“We received information that some two men were selling off a gun and through our detectives, we posed as potential buyers leading to their eventual arrest,” Kateeba told Chimpreports on Saturday.

He cautioned proprietors of private security companies against laxity in handling arms which has led to escalation of violent crime in the country.

Kateeba further urged security firms to draw stringent guidelines of recruitment to avoid enrolment of potential criminals.

The suspects will be charged as soon as the investigations into the incident are complete, according to Kateeba.

Police boss, Gen Kale Kayihura has previously urged security firms to raise wages for the guards to avoid misuse of guns.


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