Police Armoury Custodian Arrested for Illegal Sale of Weapons to Security Firm


A joint Police and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) investigation, has led to the arrest of a police officer at the Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala, who allegedly sold weapons.

It was reported that in February, some weapons were missing from the police custody and upon checking the armoury, it was established that the “armoury man” at CPS sold three pistols.

A source notes that upon interrogation, the armoury man “admitted selling the weapons, stated when he sold, to who he sold and how much he was paid.”

Security has since arrested the in charge of the armoury, Police Sgt Mugungira Hannington and is currently detained at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) as investigations into the matter continue.

Security is also holding a one Akampurira, the armoury man of Maestro Security Company on suspicion of buying the said weapons from the Police armoury after arresting him from Seeta near Mukono Municipality.

In a separate but related matter, the managing director of A.A Security Company was as well arrested by security for allegedly buying weapons from the armoury.

In 2018, this news site reported that CMI had unravelled illegal sale of weapons and ammunition under the guise of selling scrap by elements of police.

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