By KGR Reporter,
A Joint security team comprising Police and Uganda People’s Defense Forces personnel in Otuke district have gunned down a notorious thief implicated in the loss of a police gun.
Mr. Norman Ouni Kauna, 36, a resident of Otuke Town Council was shot dead on Tuesday night while trying to rob a shop in Owinyo ward, Olilim Town Council.
Ouni allegedly attacked the shop owner holding him at gunpoint but the situation was saved when neighbors alerted police who in turn informed UPDF to launch a joint operation.
Mr. Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson said Ouni who has no military background was shot because he turned his gun against security and a gun recovered with six rounds of ammunition from Ouni’s hands. Mr. Okema speaking………
According to Okema, Mr. Ouni was a notorious thief who had stolen the police gun from Paul Oculi while on guard duties at the Electoral Commission offices in Otuke District after the officer was hit by a blunt object on the right side of the head leaving him unconscious with deep injuries before his gun was later used to murder one Costa Apio, a 37-year-old resident of Alutkot village as she returned from a drinking joint. Mr. Okema speaking2……
Mr. Okema encouraged the community members to continue cooperating with security in maintaining law and order. END