KAMPALA: The Inspectorate of Government (IG) Mukono regional office Wednesday afternoon arrested the Koome police CIID, Sgt e Amzatta Birende for soliciting a bribe.

Koome is an island on Lake Victoria, in Mukono district.

According to a statement from the spokesperson of the IG, Ms Ali Munira, Sgt Birende solicited a bribe of Shs 1,000,000 to release a suspect who had been arrested for dealing in premature fish.

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However, when officers from the IG checked the police registry, they discovered that he “had written a different charge of attempted murder of police officer.

“The bribe that Sgt Birende solicited was to prefer a lesser charge on the suspect.”

Ms Munira, added the arrest also comes on heels of numerous complaints of bribery and fraud against the the officer

He is due to appear in the Anti-Corruption court Thursday afternoon.

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