Andrew Timothy Kamugasha, the Lyantonde District Probation Officer, says that they are faced with a heavy burden of stopping the vice and blames it on communities that are reluctant to fully support efforts aimed at reversing the trend.
Sebirumbi was picked up together with Frederick Nyamisogola, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Intelligence at Patongo Police station and Deputy Scene of Crimes Officer (SOCO) Solomon Nasimolo following accusations f Unlawful arrests and detention of suspects, extortion, torture, and selling of impounded motorcycles.
Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region police spokesperson, says 12 out of 23 firearms were recovered through voluntarily disarmament while the remaining firearms were recovered through forceful disarmament.
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.
"This lady is not fit to be RDC. She has frustrated government programs like Emyooga, which has failed to take off yet the government has already sent funds to the district and she is the Chairperson of the Emyooga task force. She also failed to intervene in the scandal of the over Shillings 7 billion meant for four roads leading to shoddy work and frustration of the project and many others," he said.
On Tuesday morning, hundreds of the aggrieved locals majority of whom are Boda Boda operators staged protests within Patongo Town Council and at Patongo Police station to demand the release of one of their colleagues who was allegedly arrested by police and detained him for five days without being produced in court.
Lawrence Nabbamba alleges that the landlord, Herbert Musoke Semakula parceled and sold the three-acre land at Buwate, Kira Municipality to various people whom he is using evict him without following the due process of the law.