STOP! The D/IGP's letter to police officer on 'idle and disorderly' arrests

Police officers have been directed to stop arresting people under the guise of being ‘idle and disorderly’.

The order was contained in a directive issued early today by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola.

‘This is to inform you that the offence of idle and disorderly was declared unconstitutional by the courts of law. Therefore, all police officers are instructed to stop arresting suspects under the cover of this offence’.

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‘HE the President emphasized this during the State of the Nation Address on 6th June 2017,’ D/IGP Ochola wrote.

The D/IGP’s directive comes in the wake of several ‘idle and disorderly’ arrests carried out by some dubious police officers, with the intent to extort bribes from the culpable youthful Ugandan citizens, most of who are unemployed.