Two Police Officers Arrested For Withdraw From Duty & Abuse Of Authority

Two Police Officers Arrested For Withdraw From Duty & Abuse Of Authority

By Spy Uganda

The Territorial Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area and North in coordination with the Professional Standards Unit, has two police officers in custody, for withdrawing from duty without permission, to execute, civil matters.

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says the officers who included; PC Wako Michael and PC Bwire Kevin, both attached to Kawempe Police Station were hired by a one Nsubuga Richard, to go and arrest his father, Mubiru Haruna in Mpigi, over a civil matter pertaining to his father’s wealth.

”They were arrested on the 30.10.2022, by the OC Nakirebe Police Station, after they presented a police reference from Katwe police station 63/27/10/2023, that was connected, and detained for professional misconduct and abuse of authority,” says Enanga.

He adds, ”The leadership of the police has strongly condemned such reprehensible behaviour, which can never be justified or condoned, since it is an act of abuse of office and corruption. Those who abuse their position have no place in the service. What is encouraging through, is that the vast majority of our officers, consistently conduct themselves in accordance with our high standards.”

Enanga says the UPF has a policy on corruption and standing orders which gives proper emphasis to their  principle desire to prevent such behaviours from occurring.

”In light of the actions of the two police officers, we call upon all police officers going out on duty, to explain themselves and always reassure the public of who they are, what they are doing and why. Police officers always carry IDs and book out formally on duty, with the permission of their superiors,” says Enanga adding;

”This new year, we pledge to effectively implement the policy and standing orders to combat such serious forms of misconduct and exploitation abuse that erode public confidence and trust in the police.”

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