The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says Amutuhire and his co-accused Richard Musinguzi attempted to rob their victim at Abayita-Ababiri in Katabi town council around 10pm Sunday night.
Police are holding one
of their own for attempted robbery. The suspect is Assistant Superintendent of
Police, Bright Amutuhire, the Commandant of Operations at Kajjansi Police Station.
He was nabbed by 999 police Patrol on allegations of attempting to rob Tom Kisuku, a
resident of Busega in Kampala. The Deputy Kampala
Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says Amutuhire and his
co-accused Richard Musinguzi attempted to rob their victim at Abayita-Ababiri
in Katabi town council around 10pm Sunday night.
intercepted Kisuku who was driving in his car registration number UBD
328J. The suspects were driving vehicle number UAW 714B. Kisuku, who was
previously robbed by the same people, alerted police and a 999 Patrol was
dispatched with some Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel to rescue him.
The officers fired bullets to foil the robbery. They later
searched the vehicle and found Amutuhire who had dressed in full police uniform
but wasn’t armed and his co-accused. Owoyesigyire says Kisuku told police that
this was the third time the same people were robbing him and presented a
reference of the previous cases he filed at Entebbe Police Station on SD
Other detectives from Kajjansi were dispatched upon hearing gunshots
but they found the 999 Patrol team and LDUs in control of the situation. Police
say particulars on the Station Desk (SD) at Entebbe matched the details of the
vehicle in, which the suspected robbers were travelling.
Owoyesigyire said police arrested Amutuhire and Musinguzi.
They are currently detained at Entebbe police station as investigations are
ongoing. Musinguzi reportedly claimed he was conducting night patrol
but the particulars in the previous case betrayed him. This is the second
incident in which, a senior police officer is being arrested for robbery in
Kampala within a space of two months.
In May, ASP Nicholas Muyonjo, the Officer In charge of Kireka
Police Station and two junior detectives were arrested for theft of Shillings 17
million belonging to Dean Omoit. The officers stole the money when
Omoit who was on his way to buy land forgot his bag at the police station. They
denied knowledge of the money but were betrayed by CCTV footage from the
restaurant where the suspects shared their loot.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.