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Police Recovers Four Guns in Busoga

Ashraf Chemonges, the Busoga East regional police commander says the recovery of the four guns brings to seven the, number of guns recovered in connection to the Busoga murders since December last year.
Police have recovered four guns in Mayuge district in a cordon and search operation. The guns were recovered from Girigiri village in Bukabooli Sub County over the weekend with the help of Ali Abas alias Munakenya, a prime suspect in the Busoga murders.

According to police, three of the guns were robbed from security guards at Bugadde, along Jinja – Mayuge road, Namayemba village and another from a policeman at Namayingo district Electoral commission offices. 

Ashraf Chemonges, the Busoga East regional police commander says the recovery of the four guns brings to seven the, number of guns recovered in connection to the Busoga murders since December last year.

On Wednesday last week, police recovered three guns from Umar Al-Mukhtar Quran School in Nameyemba village. The school belongs to the salaf Muslim community. At least 10 suspects are being held in police custody in connection with the murders.

Two of the murder victims are David Tito Okware, the Buyinja Sub County LC3 chairman and Dactor Abdul Qadir Muwaya, the head of the Shia Muslim top cleric. Omar Daktoor Bongo, the Mayuge LC V chairperson and son to the late Muwaya has advised residents to volunteer information on those with illegal fire arms.

Police chief Kale Kayihura has set up a base in Namayingo district to restore calm in Busoga region. Kayihura has since sacked four top commanders and junior officers in connection with the murders.

They include Moses Muluya, the Busoga North Regional Police Commander, Fred Tayebwa, Namayingo District Police Commander, Joyce Achiro, officer in charge of Namayingo Central Police Station and Fahadi Naduli, Namayingo District Criminal Investigations Commander.

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