The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has summoned and questioned 38 Police officers over cases relating to corruption and abuse of office, and their constant connections or communications with former IGP Kale Kayihura.
According to Saturday vision, IGG spokesperson Ali Munira said some of the officers had responded and recorded statements. Munira, however, declined to reveal the cases against the Police officers, noting that details will be availed to the media soon.
“Right now, they have recorded statements over a wide range of issues. I am still not sure how many have turned up, but I can confirm we issued the summons to Police to ask those implicated to report to our office,” Munira said.
Among those who had been summoned include Superintendent of Police (SSP) Apollo Katebwa, Superintendent of Police (SP) Justus Tashobya, Assistant Inspector of Police John Kakooza, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sam Simon Oyuku, ASP Barugahare Kyoto, ASP Ezra Isiko, ASP Robert Obia Coxson and ASP Abubaker Massa Monge.
The Uganda Police Force, in a statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Muheirwe, directed the officers to report to the IGG’s office on the 7th floor at Jubilee House and in particular to Paul Othieno De’souza or Tony Canogura.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed they had forwarded the names of the officers to the IGG as required by law. “The office of the IGG is the lead agency in far as investigations are concerned in the field,” Enanga said.
Asked what would happen next since some of the officers summoned occupied key positions within the force, Enanga said this would depend on the nature of the cases against them and the direction from the IGG.
Kateba was the former regional Police commander for Busoga Region. He was suspended by former Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura.
This was after he was implicated by the commission of inquiry into land matters as the one who had used a false court order to evict traders in Jinja in 2011. He was, however, reinstated in January this year and appointed the acting commissioner for private security and firearms.
FULL LIST OF OFFICERS WITH THEIR DESIGNATIONS
- SSP Apollo Katebwa PS & PA
- SP Justus Tashobya PS & PA
- AIP John Kakooza
- PC Josephine Apio CT Headqtrs
- PC Francis Anwar PPU-Naguru
- PC Francis Atine PPU-Naguru
- PC James Ebong PPU-Naguru
- PC Nelson Gowa PPU-Naguru
- ASP Sam Simon Oyuku Albertine
- PC Defard Komaketch FFU-Naguru
- SP Mugabi Peter Wambuzi Omoro
- ASP Barugahare Kyoto UTL
- ASP Emodot George PPU-Hoima
- Grace Bigambarweki
- D/ASP Andrew Otekat
- ASP Ezra Isiko Hoima
- ASP Robert Obia Coxson Hoima
- ASP Abubaker Massa Monge FFU-Naguru
- D/Sgnt Dacid Bamusingwire Hoima
- PC Abraham Ayesiga Ibanda
- C/Drv John Ntale Hoima
- SPC Godfery Musindi Bunyangabo
- PC Fred Asiimwe VIPPU
- Musinguzi David Hoima
- PC Aine Boona
- Godfery Ahebwa
- Cpl/Drv Amos Tumusime Kyenjojo
- Cpl/Drv Cohen Ntale
- PPU Grace Iwumbwe Hoima
- ASP Mansur Sowed Elgon
- Cpl/Drv Robert Musinguzi FTO
- Cpl/Drv Batyegeka Moses FTO
- Cpl/Drv Dennis Byansi AVIPOL
- PC Julius Ngabirano VIPPU
- Cpl/Drv Dan Edwanu VIPPU
- PC Bogere Ivan Hoima