Three Over Illegal Weapons In Amuru

Aswa region police spokesman Jimmy Patrick Okema

Police in Amuru district is holding three people on allegations of owning illegal weapons.

The three are Flavia Akech, 42, a resident of Inamo parish in Inamo sub county Apac district, Vincent Otema, a driver and Ronald Kisire, a boda boda rider.

They were arrested last week at Uganda- South Sudan border security check point in Bibia pariah Attiak Sub County.

The three were allegedly found in possession of 13 Sub Machine Gun-SMG magazines with 390 rounds of ammunition, 17 grenades, 596 ammunition for Sub Machine Gun, 145 PK chained ammunition, 348 PK loose ammunition, 2 pistols with 3 rounds of ammunition, 2 pouches and 2 bags labelled ‘‘SPLA national security’’.

Aswa river region police spokesperson Patrick Jimmy Okema said the key suspect among the arrested is Flavia Akech.

According to Okema, Akech boarded a bus from Juba, South Sudan to Nimule border point but dodged a military check point, got off the Noah registration UAP 771K which was being driven by Vincent Otema and boarded a motorcycle registration number UDK 242A ridden by Ronald Kisire.

Police say the trio was arrested after police became suspicious of their movements.