Cops jailed for removing old man’s eye, stealing posho, beans

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The truck impounded with cement in Mukono

Police Professional Standards Unit [PSU] has in custody senior police chiefs arrested for torture, theft and abuse of office.

PSU spokesperson, Vincent Sekate, identified the officers as Sgt Anena Beatrice, Corporal Alex Opio, Nelson Nuwamanya, Joseph Katerega all attached to Kilimanyaga police post in Makindye division.

The four officers are accused of torturing Wilson Tibesigwwa, a resident of Naziba village, Lubowa parish in Wakiso district.

Apparently the 50 year-old was chasing one of the people who have been stealing his sugar canes only to be accosted by police officers who beat him badly, costing his an eye in the process.

He was rushed to Kilimanyaga police post and badly beaten by officers and crime preventers.

They then extorted from him Shs100,000 for bond and Shs200,000 for the thief who had already stolen his sugar canes. He later went to Mengo hospital where he was treated.

The others are; ASP Shepherd Mwesigwa, Rwenzori region logistics officer and ASP Harriet Kenyena who is in charge of Nsangi police station CID.

Mwesigwa is accused of stealing police food [posho and beans] worth Shs5.4m.

He reportedly signed for 71 bags of posho and 35 bags of beans from Namanve Logistics Stores but sold off 24 bags of posho and 12 bags of beans.

Kenyena on the other hand unlawfully detained a student, Onen Calvin, on false defilement charges and extorted Shs2m from him.

Sekate said the officers will be charged in Anti-Corruption Court once their files are ready.

Mukono

Police in Mukono District, after a tip off this week, impounded a trailer whose driver while moving from Jinja to Kampala “chose to divert to the suburbs of Namataba and began offloading cement and selling it off.”

The trailer Registration Number UAL 613X, according to police, was carrying cement branded Tororo Cement.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima confirmed that 188 bags were recovered in an operation carried out in the area.

The driver, Kayima said, was still at large.

He further revealed that at time of recovery, 40 of the bags “had been bought by one Meddie Kawonawo who owns a hardware shop there, while the others were being bought by residents.”

Police, Kayima said, are working to “identify the owner of this truck so that they can come forward, and work out mechanisms of getting back this truck.”

The truck is at Mukono Police Station.

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