Police has arrested its own driver Corporal Geoffrey Mwase for whisking away the force’s bus under mysterious circumstances.
In a memo to the traffic chief and regional commanders, police director of engineering and logistics, Godfrey Bangirana, said bus went missing on Sunday along the northern bypass.
“Be informed that Police Bus Reg No: UP 5484, Higar make, Police Blue (color) has gone missing. If seen, impound the vehicle, arrest occupants and inform police head of operation,” Bangirana wrote.
Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, on Tuesday told edge.ug that the bus had been found and its driver is in police custody.
The bus was intercepted at the Morgana Petrol Station in Mityana District on Monday night by patrol police officers.
The number plates had been removed. At around 11pm, the bus was driven back to Kampala.
Mwase, the driver, is being detained at the Mityana police station for interrogation.
Deputy police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, told edge.ug that the driver will now be charged with misconduct and disobedience of lawful orders.
“After the assignment he had been given, the driver decided to drive off to his home village to enjoy Christmas. He switched his phones off without informing his superiors,” Onyango explained.
He said police was forced to put up the notice of a missing bus. The RPC and DPC Mityana district swung into action and intercepted the bus.
“The orders were to return the bus to the station but he drove in the opposite direction.”