By Benson Tumusiime
In a classical tale of the hunter being hunted, the Police at Central Police Station, Kampala, have launched a serious hunt of their own police officer who was captured on their security cameras stealing a mobile phone from their check point.
Assistant Superintendent of police (ASP) Yosamu Francis of 19th Intake, attached to Criminal Investigations Directorate, was on Thursday filmed on security Cameras stealing a mobile phone from a client who had gone to report a case.
According to sources at CPS, Kampala, on the fateful day, as ASP Yosamu was entering the Police Premises, there came a lady who had a bag and a phone. She put them a side as she was passing through the walk-through metal detector; then Yosamu also pulled his pistol out such that he could pass through the machine and put it on the table with his other stuff.
But as Yosamu picked his pistol and other things he also tool the lady’s mobile phone, went to another room and later went away completely. He has not been heard from or reported on duty for days.
Police detectives have since opened up a case of theft of Mobile phone against ASP Yosamu vide SDREF69/11/12/2019 of CPS, Kampala.
However, efforts to get the camera footage were futile by press time, as the detectives had intimated that it would jeopardize their investigations.