Police Chief Okoth Ochola
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The crackdown on police officers allegedly involved in a raft of crimes is intensifying, with the Commander of Flying Squad in the Kampala Metropolitan Police Abel Tumukunde now arrested.

Similarly, sources told the EagleOnline that the Entebbe Airport Deputy Commandant has also been arrested, following accusations that he held a former senior Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) politician Mbusa Nyamwisi incommunicado without authorization from his superiors.

Over the past few days, the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence has carried out over a dozen arrests of senior police officers, among them Commissioner of Police CP Joel Aguma, head Professional Standards Unit (PSU) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nixon Agasirwe of the Special Operations unit.

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Sources within security say the ongoing investigations into the activities of some senior police officers were ordered by President Yoweri Museveni upon receiving several damaging intelligence reports against the said individuals.

On Monday, the EagleOnline broke the story of 12 police officers who were arrested, and yesterday the sources said more officers were reportedly handed over to CMI in a procedural manner by Deputy Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola.

Meanwhile, some of the areas that are of interest to the investigators are that two heads of departments who were picked yesterday were reportedly ‘agents’ of two governments in the region.

One officer, who sources say used his dreaded unit for personal gain, is accused of kidnapping foreigners and incarcerating them in safe houses without the knowledge of the authorities.