According to Mohamed, the DPC and his juniors forge logbooks to show that the motorcycle was stolen from the Indian’s hardware, which they use to impound their bikes. He says that the Indians later sell the bike and share the dividends with the officers.
Agago District Police Commander Yunus Sebirumbi is under the spotlight on
allegations of selling off motorcycles impounded during the enforcement of
presidential directives on COVID-19.
accused together with the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations at Agago
police station only identified as Fredrick and a one Solomon of selling off
five impounded motorcycles to two unidentified Indian businessmen.
Mohamed Ochieng, a Boda-boda rider, says that police
arrested him and impounded his motorcycle. He says that they later fined the
owner Shillings 100,000. He, however, says that after receiving the payment,
Fredrick again impounded the same motorcycle, saying that he was under
instructions to take the motorbike.
According to Mohamed, the DPC and his
juniors forge logbooks to show that the motorcycle was stolen from the Indian’s
hardware, which they use to impound their bikes. He says that the Indians later sell the bike and share the
dividends with the officers.
Abdu Okot, a Boda-boda rider in Patongo town
council, says that the police arrest them to force them to pay fines. He says
that they later arrest them on allegations of theft with intentions of taking
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Andrew Onyug, the Agago Resident District Commissioner, says that when he was
informed about the issue of the motorcycles he rushed to the police station to
ascertain the complaint but Sebirumbi tipped off the two Indians to take off. He says that he asked for the documents of the
said motorcycles for verification in vain.
According to Onyug, the owner of the motorcycle was arrested
innocently and tortured while in police custody after paying all the relevant
fines as required by the law. He has promised to ensure the acting
DPC and his accomplices are punished for doing a disservice to the government
because they are criminals.
Sebirumbi said that the issue is being handled
at the regional criminal investigation office, adding that they can’t outside
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The Aswa Region Police Commander, Damali Nachuha, said that
it’s very unfortunate that the matter could not be resolved at the station
prompting their intervention. She said that the matter will be investigated
swiftly and all those found culpable prosecuted.