Police Officer Arrested After Selling Guns In Kayunga

page purchase geneva;”>Earlier this month, Somali authorities arrested a journalist for interviewing a woman who claimed she was raped by members of the Somali army in September. The woman was also arrested, as well as the person who introduced them.

Two other individuals have also been charged in connection with the case, which is scheduled to be heard by a court tomorrow.

The journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, was charged for offending the honour of a State institution and for filing a false report in spite of never having published his interview, while the woman was charged for offending the honour of a State institution.

The UN Political Office in Somalia (UNPOS) raised concerns over the handling of the pre-trial phase, particularly that the accused have been in prolonged detention and lacked legal counsel until recently.

“The mission has received firm assurances from the Government of Somalia that the trial of the five defendants will be conducted with full respect to both national jurisprudence and international human rights law,” UNPOS on Friday said in a statement, reiterating that the presumption of innocence is an essential precondition to the validity of any legal procedure.

“The mission will monitor the process throughout and trusts that the defendants will receive a fair trial, in line with the Government of Somalia’s stated commitment to ensure due process and the fair administration of justice,” the statement said.

health geneva;”>Hamza Kayongo, who is attached to Naguru Police Barracks, was intercepted on Saturday after a tip-off to intelligence.

Sources say Kayongo intended to sell a pistol at Shs3m and a shotgun at Shs1.4m.

“We laid a trap in Kayunga after being tipped about the transaction before getting him red handed . He is now behind bars,” a source told this investigative news website.

Deputy Police spokesperson Vincent Ssekate was not readily available for comment.

The incident is a huge setback to Police as it fights indiscipline from within.

It also points to the source of firearms used by criminals to terrorize the nation.

Intelligence sources say Kayongo was formerly a trainer at Police Training School, Kabalye, before being shifted to Jinja as commander of the area Mobile Police Patrol Unit.

The suspect is still in detention in Kayunga awaiting transfer to Kampala for interrogation and subsequent prosecution.

Crime cases have shot up in recent weeks, the latest being the murder of a baby and maid in St. Anni Zone, Kabowa, Lubaga Division on Friday.

Mr Solomon Byaruhanga and his wife Fiona were on Friday afternoon shocked to find their baby Shawn and maid, Victoria Muhamba stabbed several times, with their lifeless bodies lying in a pool of blood at the family’s home.

The killers reportedly left a note reading “leave my man alone,’ according to Kampala South Regional Criminal Investigations Commander Jackson Tumwiine.


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