Police in Apac District has arrested a woman identified as Flavia Akech who was in possession of 17 grenades- explosive bombs, 13 SMG gun magazines, 2 pistols and 493 rounds of ammunition.
She was netted on Wednesday at 15:00hrs GMT.
Flavia, a resident of Makerere carried the weapons in a bag as she attempted to cross the South Sudan- Uganda border at Bibia Check Point.
The Police publicist for Aswa Region ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema confirmed the incident when contacted by this website, “yes it is true we arrested her,” he said; adding that he was contacting his superiors for more details.
Uganda Police has to that effect issued a statement in relation to the arrest.
Yesterday January 24., 2018 at around 3:30PM, at Bibia check Point, ourofficers Intercepted lady by the name of Akech Flavia, 42 years old. a resident of Kampala around Makerere University carrying bags with an assortment of explosives, 13 SMG magazines, amounting to 390 rounds of ammunition, 17 grenades, 16 fuses of grenades, 596 loose ammunitions, PK ammunitions in chain, 348 PK loose ammunition, 2 pistols with 3 rounds of ammunition and ‘- handmade pouches. The suspect, Elavia Akech has been working in Juba, South Sudan for some time as a casual worker according to preliminary information at hand. The items were found in the vehicle Reg. Number UAP 771 K, driven by one Otema Vincent. The owner and prime suspect had cleverly evaded the check point by hiring a boda boda Ref, No. UOK 242A and the rider of the boda boda, one Kasire Richard was also apprehended. There are other two suspects that were aiding these three who were also apprehended and these are: Nadome Ronald 32 years and Muzamiru Fiza 18 years. All the five suspects have since been brought to Kampala for interrOfiation • All theexhibitshave also been brought for better management of this investigation. The police shall continue to strengthen our border security in the fight against these crimes, which include among others proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the country. We call upon all people to be vigilant and report suspicious characters or items around them to the nearest police for quick and precise intervention.
The Uganda Police Force would like to congratulate the team of officers that accomplished this task. We pledge to vigorously continue to fight all crimes that would destabilize and compromise our cherished peace, security and stability. The Uganda Police Force shall carry on with the fight against crime as we continue to deliver on our constitutional mandate of protection and service at all times.
c S Emi ia s Kayima SPOKESPERSON UGANDA POLICE FORCE