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Kayihura suspends Omala, Chemonges

By Simon Masaba

Added 7th June 2016 10:06 AM

A total of five other Police officers, among them three seniors and two juniors, are being probed over two stolen guns

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Sam Omala

A total of five other Police officers, among them three seniors and two juniors, are being probed over two stolen guns

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura has suspended eight senior officers for offences ranging from misconduct to abuse of office.

In a letter dated June 6, Kayihura said “To ensure that the ongoing investigations into allegations of misconduct by police officers in Namutumba and Tororo districts during the recently concluded national elections are not interfered with, the following officers are suspended.”

The suspended officers include; Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Sam Omala, who has been the zonal commander, Busoga East and Malaba regions and  Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Seiko Chemonges, the Regional Police Commander Busoga East.

Others are; SP Bashir Sempala DPC Namutumba who has been replaced with ASP Charles Wafula.

Other officer under probe

A total of five other Police officers, among them three seniors and two juniors, are being probed over two stolen guns in Namayingo district.

The guns were stolen from a rental unit adjacent to the Police station, prompting the Kayihura to commission a probe.

Kayihura tasked the Professional Standard Unit (PSU) with investigating the officers over the stolen guns and other cases ranging from abuse of office to neglect of duty.

Under probe are Godfrey Abigaba, the Superintendent of Police, the Namayingo District Police commander, an Assistant Superintendent of Police only identified as Kasungua, the area officer in charge of criminal investigations and Assistant Inspector of Police David Echebu.

Others are Corporal William Nogeriki and Police Constable Moses Cheptai.

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