Police at Kampala Central police station (CPS) is investigating the circumstances under which unidentified people broke into the station armory and made away with several guns and dozens of ammunition.
According to a highly placed and trusted source at CPS, the assailants whose whereabouts is still unknown just smartly opened the armory and picked a number of guns and bullets they wanted and just walked away unnoticed.
The incident happened Saturday night at unknown time of the night.
Officials put the number of guns stolen to two AK47 and 62 rounds of ammunition but the numbers could be higher than this.
“They did not break inside, they just opened and picked the guns, it looks they had a master key or they managed to re-produce the keys. Because we only found the padlocks thrown around in the morning,” This source told us.
It is indicated that by the time of the raid, the DPC ASP Gwaidho Bakaleke was in the village for his wedding meetings while the OC station was also out of the station.
So far seven police officers including the armor man are under detention for neglect of duty leading to loss of government stores.
The Kampala metropolitan police commander ACP Frank Mwesigwa also Sunday morning summoned a crisis meeting find solution into the matter. The meeting was attended by his deputy, the CID commanders, Crime Intelligence commander among others. The details of the six hour meeting are still scanty.
This is the first attack on Kampala Central police station which is seen as the heart of police in the country because of its strategic location in heart of the city center.
Efforts to reach police publicists for comment were futile as our calls went unanswered.
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