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Four Arrested For Illegal Possession of Guns

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson, says the suspects were picked up on a tip off from residents. According to Mudong, the Police Flying Squad from Lira picked up Omeny and Oludi on Friday last week from Lira town.
Four family members in Apac District are in trouble for illegal firearms possession. The suspects are 64-year- old Sezi Owani, his son Tom Omeny, his grandson, Donald Okuny and a relative, Jonan Oludi, all residents of Atek-Ober Parish in Nambieso Sub County in Apac district.

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson, says the suspects were picked up on a tip off from residents. According to Mudong, the Police Flying Squad from Lira picked up Omeny and Oludi on Friday last week from Lira town.

They held the suspects at Lira Central police station for interrogations. He explains that on Wednesday evening, the suspects directed police to Omeny's home in Atek-Ober parish in Apac where they recovered one pump action and an AK 47 rifle.

According to Mudong, the suspects told police that they were keeping two AK 47 machine guns at Sezi Owani's home where he stays with his grandson, Donald Okuny. He says the officers stormed Owani's home, but he fled with his grandson and hid into a grinding mill at the nearby trading center.

Mudong says infuriated residents who were watching events unfold, mobilized and forced their way into the grinding mill, with intentions of lynching the suspects. It took the intervention of Police that was still in the area to rescue the duo.

They led the officers to George Ogwal's home in Abur village, Aor-anga parish in Nambieso, saying that is where the guns are being kept. Police searched the home, but failed to recover the guns as Ogwal had already fled into hiding.

Mudong says they have launched a manhunt for Ogwal who is believed to be hiding with two AK 47 guns and several rounds of ammunition. He says they have already preferred charges of illegal possession of government stores on the suspects in custody at Apac Central police station under CRB 306/2017. 

Mudong says the suspects will appear in court once investigations are complete.

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