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IGP Ochola suspends 10 officers over corruption, bribery allegations

KAMPALA- Uganda Police boss Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola has suspended 10 senior police officers and ordered for their immediate investigations on allegations of corruption, bribery and unprofessional conducts among other charges.

IGP Ochola suspended the officers in a police message dated Wednesday September 2nd 2020 where over 72 senior police officers were transferred to new places.

Credible sources from Police headquarters told us this online Publication that the officers’ suspension followed intelligence information got by the Police Chief that the affected officers had engaged themselves in corruption, bribery and unprofessional conducts.

This according to Ochola puts the image of the force into limelight.

“IGP got intelligence reports  of bribery, corruption, unprofessional conducts about these police officers from where they have been deployed and he was too bitter saying that he can’t tolerate police officers that put the image of the force into public limelight,” our anonymous source quotes police chief Ochola.

The suspended officers are SP EGWANGU GEOFREY, ASP AKANKWATSA EDGAR, ASP KACUMU ROBERT, ASP NIWAGABA HERBERT, ASP MUSINGUZI DENNIS, D/ASP NAKAWALA JULIET, and D/ASP BAJOOZI ENOCK.

The Police chief has since directed the commandant of Professional Standards Unit “PSU” a unit in the police force that is mandated to investigate the conducts of all police officers to immediately investigate these officers and report back to him immediately.

The source also confirmed to us that the suspended officers will be tried in the police disciplinary Court and risk dismissal from the force if court finds them guilty of the charges.

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