Although Onyango was cagey about the particulars of the offences against the trio, sources said the suspects threatened Luyinda that they were going to reveal how he had buried a human being in his newly constructed building.
Nkonge, the Commandant of the Cyber Unit at Kampala Central Police Station is
in trouble for allegedly of extorting USD 60,000 (Shillings 223 million) from
a city businessman. Nkonge was picked up on Wednesday morning by operatives
from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence–CMI shortly after receiving the
money from, Vincent Luyinda.
picked up alongside former Flying Squad Unit operative, Martin Kimbowa and a civilian
identified as Allan Ssendegeya. The Kampala
Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, confirmed the arrest of the
suspects but declined to divulge details into the matter.
we have two of our officers whom we have arrested and one civilian on
threatening violence and demanding money by menace,” Onyango said. Although Onyango was
cagey about the particulars of the offences against
the trio, sources said the suspects threatened Luyinda that they were going to
reveal how he had buried a human being in his newly built Kooki Tower building.
Luyinda, who first laughed off the threats,
became concerned when the suspects threatened to reveal to his friends and acquaintances
that he buried a human body in the foundation of his building. “These
people have been telling Vincent Luyinda that he buried a body in his building
while being constructed. They claimed to have reliable information and threatened
to spill it to the public if he doesn’t give them money,” sources said.
The source said Nkonge and his co-accused first
asked Luyinda to pay US$20000 about Shillings 74 million but kept increasing the
money whenever he tried to meet them. This, according to sources, irked Luyinda
prompting him to alert a senior army officer. The
army officer at the rank of Brigadier alerted CMI and superintended over the
operation leading to the trio’s arrest.
CMI told Luyinda to trick the suspects
that they were going to receive the money outside the City centre since it was
a sensitive matter. The army surrounded
the suspects as they were meeting Luyinda at
Nsangi in Wakiso District along Kampala- Masaka highway. The trio is being held
under case reference SD 75/09/03/2020 at Kabalagala police division.
At Kabalagala sources said the suspects will be
transferred to the Special Investigations Division –SID in Kireka. This isn’t
the first time a law enforcement officer is being picked up for extortion. Last year, the former
commandant of Operations at Kajjansi police
station, Bright Amutuhire, was nabbed by 999 police Patrol on allegations of
attempting to rob Tom Kisuku, a fish trader and resident of Busega in Kampala.
The Deputy Police
Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Amutuhire and his co-accused Richard Musinguzi
attempted to rob their victim at Abayita-Ababiri in Katabi town council. Amutuhire
allegedly intercepted Kisuku, who was driving in his car registration number
UBD 328J. Police said Amutuhire was driving vehicle number UAW 714B.
said he had previously been robbed by the same people.
Senior Staff Reporter
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.