The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate, says the rifle was recovered by one Fred Turyakirirahe, 58, a retired teacher.
The Police in Rukungiri have kick-started investigations to ascertain the identity and origin of an AK47 rifle which was recovered on Tuesday morning.
The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate, says the rifle was recovered by one Fred Turyakirirahe, 58, a retired teacher, and resident Rwenjero cell Bungagari Parish/Sub-county, in Rukungiri district.
"Upon receiving the information, our officer in charge of Bugangari Police, immediately passed the message to the Division Police Commander, and the area Investigations Officer, who later visited the scene and retrieved the gun with 21 rounds of ammunition from the elephant grass where it had been hidden," said Maate.
The Police preliminary investigations indicate that AK47 rifle belongs to the army, and is registered under serial number UG-UPDF- a451015.
Meanwhile, Police in Rukiga district have launched investigations into the death of one Tito Okello 24, whose body was discovered lying in a tea plantation, on Sunday afternoon.
It is alleged that the deceased had gone into hiding after murdering his wife one-Viola Tumwujukye, a resident of Rwempisi village Burime Parish Rwamucucu Sub-County.
According to Police, the deceased is suspected to have committed suicide by poisoning in a hill at Kahama village.