The Ugandan territorial Police have started investigating circumstances under which an accused person, Luzinda Cylus Sale, on a case that is under hearing in the Anti Corruption Court, Kololo Kampala, managed to access court premises while armed.
According to one of the witnesses who was in court for the hearing on a matter in which Luzinda was the accused, the suspect managed to gain access to the witnesses brought to testify in the matter in which he is accused of receiving stolen property. He was alleged to have subsequently started threatening to cause harm to them.
However, the witness rushed out of court and informed police officers who came in and disarmed him.
The recovered gun is a star pistol and contained 13 rounds of ammunition.
The gun has been exhibited.
The task team at Jinja Road Police Station will further establish whether the suspect had an operating license for the firearm or not.
The gun will also be forwarded for further forensic analysis to also establish whether it was electronically registered during the ongoing exercise of electronic registration of firearms and whether it has ever been used in any crime.
The police have also taken action against the court orderlies, who were supposed to ensure that every person is effectively searched from head to toe, for failure to carry out their duties.
The court has also decided to cancel the bail given Luzinda.
He is to be forwarded to Kitalya Prisons.
“We have also opened another offense against him of threatening violence and attempted murder,” ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, Deputy PRO KMP said.