Gun used in Bombo killing recovered

Sunday March 17 2013

By Dan Wandera

Security operatives have recovered an AK 47 rifle that had been assigned to Private Patrick Okot Odoch, which the army says was used to kill 10 people in a bar in Bombo Town recently.

The gun was recovered on Thursday by a joint police and army team in Nakatonya Village, Nyimbwa Sub-county, near a factory currently under construction.

“The joint team, that has been combing the area in search of Private Okot on Thursday recovered this gun. We identified this gun which had three bullets as that very gun which had been assigned to Private Okot,” Brig Hussein Adda, the commandant of Bombo barracks, said.

The search team headed by the Land Forces Director of Intelligence, Lt. Col. Patrick Lumumba, is hunting for two army suspects implicated in the murder of 12 people in two separate incidents in Bombo last week. Last Saturday, it recovered uniforms belonging to Private Okot.

According to the Luweero District police boss, Mr Godfry Ninsiima, the police recovered 23 spent bullets at the crime scene in Bombo town last week.

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