Patrick Lule, the Acting Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that some of the officers are facing administrative sanctions whereas others have appeared before courts to defend themselves in criminal cases.
Hundreds of people seeking employment in the district have reportedly been conned by the district officials who demand for money from the applicants promising to help them secure jobs in the various departments in the district. But even after extorting money from them, the applicants do not appear on the shortlist.
The deceased's husband, Vincent Mugerwa, says when his wife checked in the hospital, a doctor asked for Shillings 300,000 to conduct a cesarean section on her. Mugerwa says that although he was against paying the money because they were at a government hospital, he gave in to desperation.
Lillian Ruteraho, the Kagadi Resident District Commissioner-RDC told Uganda Radio Network that the suspect was apprehended after he tried to extort money from teachers at Mutunguru primary school with promises of helping to get on the payroll.
Kikuube Councilors have raised a red flag against the officer accusing him of extorting money from fishermen operating on the lake Albert in Kyangwali sub county. They are also demanding for his immediate transfer from the area.
The detective attached to Lugazi Police Station in Buikwe District alleged extorted a sum of 100,000 Shillings from a one Innocent Mwebaze, as an inducement not to register a case of obtaining money by false pretence which had been filed by one Violet Nakalyana.
The most affected sub-counties are Kigorobya, Buseruka, Bujumbura division, Kyangwali, and Kabwoya among others where residents are asked to pay between 10,000 to 30,000 shillings to have them registered.
Oliver Asaba a resident of Kajura in Kigorobya Sub County says the health facility has been turned into a business centre by the staff adding that patients are being denied free medical services and drugs.
Kadir Kirungi, the Hoima district LC V chairperson wonders why there is massive entry of Congolese to Uganda despite the existence of fully functional immigration offices along the shores of Lake Albert.
The angry cyclists on Thursday stormed the district headquarters demanding to meet Dan Kaguta, the Rukungiri Resident District Commissioner. They accuse the officers for extorting 20,000 shillings to 100,000shillings when they commit traffic offences.
The two officials are accused of extorting money from residents of Bukinda in Kyangwali Sub County Kikuube district promising to allocate them huge chunks of land that is part of Kyangwali refugee settlement.
Justus Tindyebwa, a resident of Kizinga in Nyakasharara parish, Kaharo Sub County, Kabale district says that his close relative succumbed to accident injuries at the hospital and the body was taken to the mortuary. Tindyebwa however says that he was shocked when attendants ordered them to first pay one hundred ninety thousand shillings in order for the deceaseds body to be released.
Elizabeth Nakafero, 78, says that she sold all her goats to secure police bond at Shillings 500,000 and forked out another Shillings 300,000 to rescue her daughter from detention for alleged criminal trespass on their family land.
They claim the veterinary officers led by the Kabale District Veterinary Officer, Bernard Kabagembe charge them Shillings 2000 for inspecting a goat and Shillings 5000 for a cow, which they claim is illegal.