Police is investigating two of her staff who reportedly fleeced $82000 (about Ugx. 300m ) from Ugandan medical doctor working in Nambia.
The two officers under custody are : Inspectors of Police Edison Bukholi and Chris Musana both attached to Interpol
According to Police Standards Unit (PSU) spokesperson Vincent Ssekate, the two offciers connived with the surgeon’s relatives who alerted them that the doctor was carrying huge sums of money in the car.
“The surgeon was returning home with three vehicles including two Toyota Land Cruisers and a Fortuner occupied by his relatives but were intercepted at Mutukula border by police,”Ssekate told journalists.
He added: The offciers threatened the doctor with accusations of money laundering, supporting Dr.Aggrey Kiyingi [believed to be behind main sponsor of rebel activities] and other subversive activities. In order to release him and drop the charges, the police officers asked him to surrender the money.
Ssekate said added that investigations have so far indicated that the surgeon’s relatives were in connivance with the two police officers so as to fleece him of money.
Last month, two police officers are attached to Interpol police at Vurra customs in Arua district were arrested for soliciting a bribe. Cadet Officers Solomon Mugume and Raphael Kizza allegedly solicited a bribe of Ugx. 800, 000 from a South Sudanese in order to release a stolen motor vehicle.