Firearm amnesty extended

 Firearm amnesty extended

The Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has extended the firearm amnesty period which ended on September 21, to October 30, 2021 to which members of the public should surrender all illegally acquired firearms.

Mr Kajoba said the extension is meant to give more time to members of the public who could still be in possession of illegally acquired forearms to voluntarily surrender them to the Police.

The Inspector General has offered a sum of K1, 000. 00 as token of appreciation to all those who will provide to police, information that will lead to the recovery of any illegally owned firearm as well as to those who will voluntarily surrender such firearms to the police.

He said immunity from prosecution is guaranteed to members of the public who will voluntarily surrender illegally held firearms to the Firearms Registrar at Police Service Headquarters or any nearest Police Station.

“Members of the public are forewarned that anyone who will be found in possession of illegally acquired firearm after the expiry of the amnesty will be arrested and prosecuted for violation of provisions of the Firearms Act, Chapter 110 that guide on possession of firearms,” he said.

The Independent Observer

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