Kisumu: Gun stolen in daring Police station raid found buried in hole, three still missing
- Detectives had received a tip that firearms were buried in the compound.
- The arrested suspect’s father, also believed to be part of the dangerous gang, managed to escape the police dragnet.
Police in Kisumu county have recovered one of the four guns stolen at a police station two weeks ago.
The G-3 rifle loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition had been buried in a hole at the home of main suspect Charles Nyumba Ongany's father in Abuje village, Nyando, Kisumu county. Ongany, 27, was subsequently arrested in the early morning raid.
Detectives had received a tip that firearms were buried in the compound.
"The suspect’s father also believed to be part of the dangerous gang managed to escape the police dragnet narrowly and a manhunt for his arrest is currently underway," says the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
In the raid on Kipasi Police Post in Mbita, Homa Bay county, on the night of November 16, three G-3 riffes, one AK-47 assault rifle and 110 rounds of ammunition were stolen. The thugs broke into the station’s armoury under unclear circumstances and took off with the firearms. The stolen guns were: three G3 and one AK-47 rifles with serial numbers G3 S/NO. A3 6699056, G3 S/NO. 6593403, G3 FMP 402994 and AK-47 NO. 4913650 respectively.
"The recovery of the firearm and arrest of the suspect is a major breakthrough for the sleuths as the thug will lead them to his accomplices and the recovery of the rest of the firearms," notes DCI.
Three police officers had previously been arrested and arraigned in court in connection with the raid.
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