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Police Recovers Abandoned AK47 Rifle at LCI Chief's Home in Apac

The gun registration number 56-340442, AK47 with five bullets and two magazines was recovered from the home of Sarah Ojudu, LCI chairperson of Boke village on Monday.
Security operatives in Apac district are investigating circumstances under which an AK47 rifle was abandoned at the home of a village chief in Ibuje Sub County.

The gun registration number 56-340442, AK47 with five bullets and two magazines was recovered from the home of Sarah Ojudu, LCI chairperson of Boke village on Monday.

Ojudu says she found the gun abandoned in her compound before she made an alarm that attracted attention of neighbors who then informed Police.

Wrapped in a plastic bag, the gun is suspected to have been used by suspected armed robbers within the area.

Christopher Ongu, the Officer in Charge Ibuje police station suspects the gun could have been abandoned by the wrong people who have lately been robbing and attacking various people within the area.

Ongu says recently a team of security officials jointly with the Uganda police conducted a community meeting to sensitise local residents of Ibuje Sub County to report any suspected criminals to security.

He believes the gun could have been returned under the ongoing amnesty of voluntary return of illegal firearms.

Philip Mukasa, the Apac District Police Commander says much as the gun has a serial number, it is not finger printed.  Mukasa says they are conducting investigation to ascertain the authentic ownership of the rifle.

The rifle was recovered and has been exhibited at Apac Central Police  Station pending investigation.

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