Police sacks all flying squad operatives, hunts Bakaleke

Siraje Bakaleke

Police has sacked all Flying Squad operatives across the country.

This is according to an internal memo pinned at the Flying Squad headquarters at Central Police Station Kampala, on Monday November 5.

The decision affects more than 80 operatives who have been working as special police constables.

“All those who have been working with Flying Squad as operatives their services have been terminated with effect from 5th November 2018 until further notice,” reads the memo signed under the stamp of the commandant Flying Squad, Peter Kakonge.

The unit formerly headed by jailed Commandant Herbert Muhangi was founded in 2005 as an operation code-named ‘Wembley’.

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They are believed to have participated in tarnishing the image of the police elite unit which was formed to handle gun related crimes, motor vehicle robberies and kidnaps.

Police hunts Bakaleke

Meanwhile, management has issued a notice to all police stations countrywide to arrest former Kampala South Regional Police Commander Siraje Bakaleke.

Bakaleke is wanted for abuse of office and kidnap, according to Principal State Attorney in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Alice Komuhangi.

Also facing trial is city lawyer, Paul Mugoya Wanyoto.

Bakaleke is jointly charged with six other police officers: Robert Munezero, Innocent Nuwagaba, Robert Ray Asiimwe, Junior Amanya, Gastavas Babu, Kenneth Zirintusa and businessman Samuel Nabeta Mulowooza, the managing director of Eyepower Engineering Company.

Bakaleke landed in trouble after four officers were intercepted at Entebbe airport unlawfully expatriating two Koreans; Park Seunghoon and Jang Shingu Un, from whom they had reportedly extorted Shs1.4bn.



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