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IGG cracks whip on corrupt Police officers

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th June 2019 11:52 AM

IGG spokesperson Ali Munira confirmed they had summoned the officers and some of them had responded and recorded statements.

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Police spokesperson Fred Enanga

IGG spokesperson Ali Munira confirmed they had summoned the officers and some of them had responded and recorded statements.

The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has summoned and questioned 37 Police officers over cases relating to corruption, abuse of office among others, Saturday Vision has learnt.

IGG spokesperson Ali Munira confirmed they had summoned the officers and some of them had responded and recorded statements.

Munira, however, declined to reveal the cases against the police officers noting that the details will be availed to the media soon. “Right now, they have recorded statements over a wide range of issues connected to them. I am still not sure how many have turned up, but I can confirm we issued the summons to the Police to ask those implicated to report to our office,” Munira said.

Those who have been summoned include Superintendent of Police (SSP) Apollo Katebwa, Superintendent of Police (SP) Justus Tashobya, Assistant Inspector of Police John Kakooza, Sam Simon Oyuku an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Albertine, ASP Barugahare Kyoto, ASP Ezra Isiko, ASP Robert Obia Coxson and ASP Abubaker Massa Monge.

The Uganda Police Force in a statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Muheirwe directed the officers to report to IGG’s office on the 7th floor at Jubilee House and in particular to Paul Othieno De’souza or Tony Canogura.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed they had forwarded the names of the officers to IGG as required by law. “The office of the IGG is the lead agency in far as investigations are concerned in the field,” Enanga said.

Asked what would happen next since some of the officers summoned occupied key positions within the force, Enanga said this would depend on the nature of the cases against them and the direction from the IGG.

Kateba was the former Regional Police Commander (RPC) Busoga Region who was suspended by the then Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura after being implicated in the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission of inquiry into land matters as one who had used a false court order to evict traders in Jinja in 2011.

He was however reinstated in January this year and appointed the acting commissioner private security and firearms.

This is not the first time the IGG is investigating Police. Last year the IGG launched an Investigation into the recruitment of over 200 cadets who were accused of using forged academic papers to gain admission into the force. Most of the officers had joined force between 2015/2016 and 2014/2015 financial years.

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