UPDF Deserter Arrested With A Pistol In Entebbe

Police in Entebbe have arrested one Tandeka Allan Kanyesigye,38 resident of Buzzi Cell Kajansi Town Council over illegal possession of a firearm, and Osinde Omalla John of Garuga Road who is said to have given him the gun.

The arrest follows a search, conducted at Kanyesigye’s place of residence and a black CZ75B CAL.9 LUGER PISTOL with 10 rounds of Ammunition, recovered. Other items recovered on scene were 3 camouflage Uniforms and several other documents that show he was once a serving of UPDF soldier but had been charged with desertion and dismissed from the force after serving a 2 year sentence at Luzira Upper prison.

According to deputy Kampala metropolitan spokesperson Luke Oweyesigyire revealed that upon interrogation, Kanyesigye informed police that he had gotten it from a friend -Osinde Omalla John, the other suspect in custody.

“the Police has forwarded the gun for forensic analysis to ascertain whether it has been used in crimes that have rocked the area in the past, as other investigations continue”, he said.

The suspects are currently being held at Entebbe Police as the investigations are going on.

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