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FEAR: Jinja police officer gifted with a bullet, cartridge and threatening leaflets

JINJA, UGANDA: Police in Kiira region have started investigations into circumstances under which Asuman Malinga, a former special police constable, received an envelope containing one bullet, a cartridge, and two threatening leaflets.

Malinga who resides in Buyengo town council, Jinja district is said to have received the envelope from his neighbor, Aidah Nangobi on Friday morning.

One of the leaflets accused Malinga of committing crimes in Mayuge and fleeing to Jinja district as a way of covering up his past hurting deals.

Nangobi claims that the woman who was traveling on a motorcycle delivered the envelope to her shop before speeding off. She added that the woman who had veiled herself tasked her to deliver the envelope to the officer, an assignment she saw as cheap since Malinga was known to her.

Malinga denies having knowledge of anyone who could be masterminding bad plots against his life.
He reportedly rushed to police immediately after opening the envelope.

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Kiira Region police mouthpiece, ASP James Mubi confirmed the incident adding that the recovered items included a bullet of an AK-47 rifle, a cartridge, and two threatening leaflets, which were registered as exhibits at Buwenge central police station.

Kiira Region police Spokesperson, James Mubi

Mubi adds that police has since rounded up with sister security agencies to discover the source of the envelope and the reasons behind this move taken by the suspects by delivering such to the officer.

This is not the first time leaflets are spreading in Jinja district since recently some leaflets were seen in some areas of Buwenge town council in Jinja district.

These were quoted trying to alert locals that they should stay indoors because the alleged panga wielders were planning to conduct their works in the area.

The unknown gan behind the leaflets also quoted names of some prominent people, police officers, and youths in Buwenge Town council whom they tasked to prepare themselves to face the authors.


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