Crime & Investigation

Kampala CPS Armoury Raid an Inside Job – Police

Mwesigwa addressing the media recently

Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Frank Mwesigwa has said the break-in at the Central Police Station and subsequent theft of guns was an inside job.

“It was an internal job and we have arrested the armoury guard and someone from outside,” Mwesigwa told journalists on Monday in Nansana.

He said a committee has been put in place to investigate the motive behind the raid that happened on Saturday night.

However, this website has separately learnt that 8 people including Six police officers and two civilians have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Unknown assailants broke into the armoury of the Central Police Station in Kampala, taking off with 2 guns and 60 rounds of ammunition.

The raid will raise concerns since Central Police Station in Kampala being the most guarded police station around the city.

The development comes against the backdrop of increased murders in different parts of central Uganda.

Gunmen have previously raided police stations in different parts of Uganda, looting guns and ammunition.

An attempt to raid an armoury at Mbuya Barracks a few years ago was nipped in the bud.


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