SHOPS in the National Capital District (NCD) selling “Rambo-type knives” have been warned to stop selling them and discard all such stock or risk police seizing them.
NCD police commander Supt Peter Guinness said yesterday these knives were being used by people committing crimes in the city.
“These knives are dangerous and are used to commit crimes such as rape, murder, robbery and stabbing,” Guinness said.
“I’m not sure whether there are laws allowing these knives to be sold but I think they have no domestic use and should be banned,” he said.
Guinness’ call follows the death of an inmate who was fatally stabbed during a fight among prisoners in which such knives were allegedly used at Bomana.
“I urge the NCDC (National Capital District Commission) to come up with regulations to control the sale of these knives,” he said.
The metropolitan superintendent said if shops and street sellers ignored this warning and continued to sell these weapons he would instruct his men to
confiscate these knives from them.
He said the aim was to reduce unwarranted incidents of crime and attack in the city.
Guinness said those who have these type of knives would be arrested and charged with possession of offensive weapon if found carrying them in public.............