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Motorists Caught Bribing Officers Risk Jail - Uganda Police

Motorists Caught Bribing Officers Risk Jail – Uganda Police

The Uganda Police Force has revealed that motorists who will be caught bribing officers will get locked up.

The warning came after an incident involving five officers caught on camera receiving a bribe from a motorist. This incident happened near the Riham factory along Bombo road.

Police Constables Pele Boni (driver), Samuel Abedi Kwel, Kevin Bwire, Ivan Kirya, and Special Police Constable (SPC) Abraham Enatu are the ones in hot soup and are currently waiting to face the police disciplinary court.

Another officer, Corporal Mugume David had to be the car commander of the patrol car the officers were using. They also arrested him for absconding from duty.

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said the officers could either be cautioned or even be dismissed altogether. This will depend on the court’s decision.

However, Enanga revealed that the officers will not go down alone. They are also looking for the motorist. He also said Kawempe police is to answer for its crimes.

He stressed that police are now hunting for the motorists who were captured on camera driving motor vehicles under Reg no.UAR 740 (Fuso Box body), UBE 784N (pick up), UBE 431B (Fuso), UAF 322C (Canter), UBF  161X (Toyota Hiace-Drone) UBJ 114A (Toyota Hiace), and UBD 974E (TATA).

“These also committed a crime and are part of the problem that we are trying to fight,” he added.

He stressed that the police continues to put in effort to get the public together to stop such kind of indiscipline. He also stressed that they have already submitted the CCTV footage as part of the evidence to PSU.

As more evidence, they found officers with a note of sh50, 000, and other small notes of sh5000, sh2000, and sh1000. Enanga said any motorists they will catch giving bribes will equally account for bribing an officer on duty.

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