Woman ‘stole’ AK47 from Otuke barracks, remanded to Lira prison


Lira—August 14, 2020: The Lira Grade One Magistrate Court has remanded to Lira central prison a woman from Otuke district who is accused of theft of a firearm.

The suspect, Jackline Akello on Thursday appeared before Grade One Magistrate, Igga Adiru who only mentioned the case and remanded her until August 27, 2020 when she will reappear.

It is alleged that Jackline Akello stole an AK 47 gun of registration number 511821843 from Otuke police barracks.

The stolen gun belonged to Moses Angela, a police officer attached to Otuke police station. He has also been arrested and remanded over negligence of government stores.

According to Robert Abak, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Otuke who is also the head of the security committee in the district, the gun went missing on Sunday and it is suspected that she stole the gun to annoy her husband—the police officer.

Mr Abak says the police officer eloped with Akello for a while and it appears the couple’s relationship was going through rocky times and she got back to the husband by taking the gun away from him.

It was actually Akello who first reported a case of a missing gun, according to RDC Abak.

About a month ago, a gun also went missing from a security personnel attached to the Anti-Stock Theft Unit in Otuke.


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