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Jinja Teen Held Over Firearm

Gimeyi claims he is a scrap dealer and that he bought the pistol from a friend who is being hunted by police.
The pistol and the 55 ammunition being paraded at Bugembe police station.

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Jinja police are holding 19-year- old Bazilio Gimeyi, a resident of Wanyange East cell in Bugembe town council for illegal possession of a pistol. 

The suspect was picked up in an operation conducted on Sunday for being a rogue. He called his sister whose identity has been withheld to pick money from his house. 

It is during the search for the money that Gimeyi's sister landed on a pistol and 55 rounds of ammunition under his bed.

Moses Dobo, the Chairperson Wanyange East cell, says Gimeyi has a group of boys who neither study nor work but live lavish lives.

"I have complained to police about Gimeyi's lifestyle because he commands a crew of young boys who neither go to school nor work but spend the whole day drinking and smoking marijuana, which is threatening the security in my area," Dobo says.

Gimeyi claims he is a scrap dealer and that he bought the pistol from a friend who is being hunted by police. 

Diana Nandawula, the Kiira Region Police spokesperson, says investigations are ongoing to arrest more suspects.

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Nandawula also says they have registered success in fighting gun related crime, adding that they have recovered three guns in a month's time.