Sperito Bainomugisha, the Officer in Charge of Kasana Police Station in Luweero town council and two other unidentified police personnel, are in trouble for extortion. The trio is accused of extorting Shillings one million from Jamia Kisaale, a witch doctor in Yandwe village in Butuntumula sub county.
They are jointly accused with Noordeen Muyanja, also a witch doctor in Nakazzi village in Luweero town. According to Kisaale, the officers and Muyanja raided his home around 11 pm on Saturday claiming that he is possession the remains of a human sacrifice victim.
She says the officers went ahead to search her old shrine without a warrant or any area local leaders and later showed up with human remains. According to Kisaale, she denied knowledge of the human remains but the officers and Muyanja threatened to arrest her unless she gives them a bribe of Shillings 10 million.
She reportedly pleaded with the officers who allegedly agreed to take Shillings one million in cash and pick another Shillings 4 million the next day.
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Kisaale's husband, Adam Madanda, says they want Police to arrest the officers and witch-doctor to answer for extortion. He also wants the accused to return the money they picked from his wife.
Salim Zimula, the area parish councilor, says they have also filed another complaint with the Police Standards Unit to investigate the implicated officers. Zimula accuses the officers of working with witch doctors to plant exhibits and extort money from their victims.
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The suspects are being investigated for theft vide SD Ref 33/27/01/2019. The Luweero District Police Commander, Mworoozi Byaruhanga, says he is investigating the matter before taking action against the implicated officers.
In 2011, Polly Kawagga, the officer in charge of Kasana police post was interdicted for allegedly receiving a bribe of Shillings 600,000 to drop charges against two suspected cattle thieves.