Ochola cracks on traffic cops over bribes

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The IGP has instructed the Directorate of Crime Intelligence to conduct operations aimed at apprehending patrollers on highways and routine foot patrol, who solicit bribes from motorists and people walking back home.

Notably are patrollers along Busabala road and others heading out of the city.

“This indicates that we still have a few undisciplined officers in our ranks,” said a statement issued by police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga.

“The public should, however, not generalize all officers; because we are fortunate to have so many outstanding officers working everyday on highway and routine patrol to protect and serve the community.”

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Police thanked them for their tremendous efforts they make when called upon.

“We are determined to prevent this behaviour from escalating. Bribery erodes our relationship with the communities we serve.”

The statement adds: “And we want to let the public know that we are committed to holding officers accountable for their wrong actions.”

To motorists and other offenders, who try to get away with crimes by bribing the police, police warned them to avoid getting into more trouble with the law.

“We shall apprehend motorists who will be caught offering bribes to officers to get away with crimes. We also want to use this opportunity to call upon the public to take interest and capture officers and suspects who are seen negotiating for bribes. The photos and videos can be shared with our Directorate of intelligence on 0700626757 0772343476, 0718642471[CI headquarters].”

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