A senior police officer at the rank of Commissioner of Police (CP) is reportedly in panic mode, thinking the Police Professional Standards Unit (PSU) is likely to re-open a case against him that is linked to the extortion of Shs40 million.
The officer (name withheld) who is under the media docket at CIID and hails from South Western Uganda, is known for harassing journalists but this time it is said he ‘bit a bullet’ by asking an uncooperative man in the city for the Shs40m with a view of ‘helping him have a case dropped’, but the man turned whistle-blower and instead informed the PSU.
Subsequently, the PSU gave the man a go ahead to give the money to the officer. However, as this was being done, PSU operatives stormed the place, handcuffed the officer and took him to Naguru Police Headquarters.
Sources told the EagleOnline that the officer made several calls including to the former police leadership, which prevailed upon the PSU not to shame the wayward officer by parading him before the media or to appear before the police disciplinary committee.
And now with the former police leadership out of office, it is said the officer now lives in fear, thinking the matter might be resurrected.
Recently, President Yoweri Museveni shuffled the police force, firing General Kale Kayihura from the position of Inspector General of Police (IGP), and replaced him with Martin Okoth Ogoola, the former Deputy IGP.
Following Kayihura’s sacking, Mr. Museveni, while addressing people who attended the International Women’s Day celebrations in Mityana said he had removed ‘Kawukumi’ (bean weevils) from the police.