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38 Police officers in hiding after IGG hints on probing them on Kayihura

The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has summoned and questioned 38 Police officers over cases relating to corruption and abuse of office, and their constant connections or communications with former IGP Kale Kayihura.

According to Saturday vision, IGG spokesperson Ali Munira said some of the officers had responded and recorded statements. Munira, however, declined to reveal the cases against the Police officers, noting that details will be availed to the media soon.

“Right now, they have recorded statements over a wide range of issues. I am still not sure how many have turned up, but I can confirm we issued the summons to Police to ask those implicated to report to our office,” Munira said.

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

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The Uganda Police Force, in a statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Muheirwe, directed the officers to report to the 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 the 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.

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Kateba was the former regional Police commander for Busoga Region. He was suspended by former Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura.

This was after he was implicated by the commission of inquiry into land matters as the 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 for private security and firearms.

FULL LIST OF OFFICERS WITH THEIR DESIGNATIONS

  1. SSP Apollo Katebwa PS & PA
  2. SP Justus Tashobya PS & PA
  3. AIP John Kakooza
  4. PC Josephine Apio CT Headqtrs
  5. PC Francis Anwar PPU-Naguru
  6. PC Francis Atine PPU-Naguru
  7. PC James Ebong PPU-Naguru
  8. PC Nelson Gowa PPU-Naguru
  9. ASP Sam Simon Oyuku Albertine
  10. PC Defard Komaketch FFU-Naguru
  11. SP Mugabi Peter Wambuzi Omoro
  12. ASP Barugahare Kyoto UTL
  13. ASP Emodot George PPU-Hoima
  14. Grace Bigambarweki
  15. D/ASP Andrew Otekat
  16. ASP Ezra Isiko Hoima
  17. ASP Robert Obia Coxson Hoima
  18. ASP Abubaker Massa Monge FFU-Naguru
  19. D/Sgnt Dacid Bamusingwire Hoima
  20. PC Abraham Ayesiga Ibanda
  21. C/Drv John Ntale Hoima
  22. SPC Godfery Musindi Bunyangabo
  23. PC Fred Asiimwe VIPPU
  24. Musinguzi David Hoima
  25. PC Aine Boona
  26. Godfery Ahebwa
  27. Cpl/Drv Amos Tumusime Kyenjojo
  28. Cpl/Drv Cohen Ntale
  29. PPU Grace Iwumbwe Hoima
  30. ASP Mansur Sowed Elgon
  31. Cpl/Drv Robert Musinguzi FTO
  32. Cpl/Drv Batyegeka Moses FTO
  33. Cpl/Drv Dennis Byansi AVIPOL
  34. PC Julius Ngabirano VIPPU
  35. Cpl/Drv Dan Edwanu VIPPU
  36. PC Bogere Ivan Hoima
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Patrick Luwagga

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