A police officer has been arrested and taken to court for soliciting a bribe of Shs100,000.
State House Anti-Corruption Unit said D/Sgt Alyanga Tom attached to Lugazi Police Station in Buikwe district has been charged with abuse of office and extortion today 13/08/2019 at the Anti-corruption Court in Kololo.
He was arrested by officers from the same unit following a whistleblower’s complaint.
Alanga who reportedly solicited a bribe to frustrate a case appeared before Grade One Magistrate, Abert Asiimwe and denied the charges.
He was released on a cash bail of Shs500,000 while each of his two sureties were bonded at Shs20m.
Prosecution alleges that between May 22 and 23 this year at Lugazi Police Station and Naguru in Kampala District, detective Sergeant Alyanga, being employed by Uganda Police Force, in abuse of the authority of his office did an arbitrary act prejudicial to the interest of his employer when he extorted Shs100,000 from Innocent Mwebaze.
The said money was inducement for him not to register a case of obtaining money by false pretences allegedly reported by a one Nakalyana Violet at Lugazi Police Station.