Infuriated residents of Amida Sub-County in Kitgum district are demanding the removal of the In Charge of the police post in their area for alleged abuse of office and condoning crime.
The residents accuse Sergeant David Olarcon of being a perpetual drunkard, negligence of duty and failure to enforce law and order in the sub county.
The Sub county LC III Chairperson, Wilfred Nyeko, says the officer has been exhibiting a number of weaknesses including reporting late for work, failure to respond swiftly to incidents and taking long to apprehend suspects.
He also accused of releasing suspects from police cells allegedly after pocketing bribes. Enraged residents led by the Sub-County chairman want Kitgum District Police Commander, Moses Oola to cause the immediate transfer of the officer to restore the confidence of the public in the force.
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Olarcon has dismissed the allegations as baseless, saying they are only meant at tarnishing his name. He decries the lack of man power at the outpost, which he says frustrates the timely response to reported cases.
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Olarcon also dismisses accusations of releasing suspects after pocketing bribes and accuses the LC III chairperson of pushing him to do unlawful things.
The Kitgum District Police Commander, Moses Oola has acknowledged receipt of the complaints, saying his office will take up the matter for further investigation for appropriate remedying.