Man arrested with toy gun, UPDF uniform, teargas canister

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Police in Wandegeya have arrested a suspect for being in possession of Government Stores.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday at a check point while police was enforcing Presidential directives intended to curb the spread of COVID19.

It is alleged that on 15/4/2020 at around 1500hrs, D/CPL AMANYA BRUCE while at Wandegeya Traffic Lights check point stopped a motor vehicle Reg. No. UBE 038V Toyota Wish with a view of establishing if the driver had a sticker allowing him to drive since use of private vehicles was banned.

Cpl Amanya searched the vehicle and found the driver in possession of a toy gun (pistol) black in colour and other stickers belonging to peoples’ government.

The suspect is called Kyambadde Kasiryo Haruna, a resident of Lugala Masanafu, Rubaga Division, Kampala.

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The suspect claimed he was heading to give relief to the National Task Force insisting that he should be allowed to proceed to Prime Minister’s office.

The suspect also had a UPDF identity card and tear gas Canister.

This made the detectives to interrogate him further and a team of detectives proceeded with the suspect up to his residence.

A lawful search was conducted where other items such a uniform similar to that of the UPDF (army green in colour) and breaking implements were recovered.

The suspect is currently detained at Wandegeya Police Station.

He is charged with two counts being in possession of Goverment stores and possession of breaking implements.

The file is being processed and he will appear in court any time, according to SP Patrick Onyango, KMP PRO.

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