Hoima is holding a Private security guard for allegedly stealing a gun.
is Innocent Okot, attached to Saracen Security Company Limited, Hoima branch.
disappeared with the Company gun registration number SAR 12116651/06277 with
five rounds of ammunition on February 16,2021 while on duty.
At the time
he disappeared with the gun, he had been deployed to guard Mukwano Building in
Hoima City and since then police has been hunting for him.
Hakiza, the Albertine region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on
Tuesday afternoon that Okot was tracked and arrested from Lira. He was arrested on
February 27,2021 and later transferred to Hoima Central Police station where he
is currently being detained.
Hakiza, though the suspect is arrested, the Company gun is not yet recovered since at the time Okot was arrested he did not have the gun.
He says once
police investigations are done, the suspect will be arraigned before court
to be charged with theft of a gun.
Hakiza has cautioned Private Security Companies operating in the region to be conscious with
the people they recruit and deploy to guard different premises saying some of them have bad
2019, unidentified thugs attacked and robbed a private security guard of his
firearm in Hoima town.
a private security guard attached to Star React Security Company Limited was on
duty at Sona pharmacy along Hoima-Fort portal road in the then Kahoora Division
of Hoima Municipality when he was hacked by thugs. Musani sustained deep cuts
on the head and the neck.
2018, thugs attacked and robbed a gun from a private security guard attached to
Ankar security Group Company limited. He had been deployed to guard a
motorcycle selling point in Kiryatete in Hoima town.
There are over
ten private security companies operating in Hoima town including Ankar Security Company Limited, Securiko Uganda Limited, Saracen Security Company Limited,
Star React Security Company Limited, 4GS Security Company and Express Security
Company Limited among others.