Police are holding one of their own for attempted robbery. The suspect is Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Bright Amutuhire, and the commandant of operations at Kajjansi police station.
He was allegedly arrested for an illegal traffic stop, with intention to extort money from a fish dealer.
ASP Amutuhaire together with an accomplice, Musinguzi Richard, while driving motor vehicle, Toyota Mark II, registration number, UAW 714B, intercepted Kisuka Tom, in his car reg. no. UBD 328J, at Abaita Ababiri, along Entebbe road, on 7th July, 2019 at around 10.00pm, with an intention of extorting money from him
Kisuku, who was previously robbed by the same people, alerted police and a 999 patrol truck was dispatched with some Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel to rescue him.
Police says a task team is looking into allegations of previous misconduct and illegal transactions against the officer, and if proved, he will definitely be held accountable for his actions.
In this vey instance, it is alleged they took advantage of the loopholes in the victim’s dealings in the fish business.
Police has called on members of public who could have been victimized by the officer to register their complaints with the Regional CID officer, Kampala Metropolitan South, Headquarters at Katwe.
Police Spokesperson CP Enanga Fred, however, says the public should know that the majority ‘ ‘of our officers are doing a great job of keeping communities safe, upholding the law as well as resisting the temptation of abusing their positions.’’
He added: We do further want to reassure them, that management is doing its very best, to ensure all ranks are cleared of all forms of corrupt practices and that all officers involved in any illegal activity, are brought to justice.