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Two Cops Held Over Bribery

Nyene says the suspects are accused of receiving a bribe of 100,000 shillings.
03 Jun 2013 07:37

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Two cops attached to Kalaki police post in Kaberamaido district are in trouble for alleged bribery. The suspects are John Wilson Alingu, the Officer in charge of Kalaki police post and James Opolot, the officer in charge Criminal investigations. Juma Hassan Nyene, the East Region Police spokesperson says that the two cops were picked on Thursday evening by operatives from Inspectorate of Government on Thursday and transferred to Kampala central police station.

 

Nyene says the suspects are accused of receiving a bribe of 100,000 shillings.

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Munira Ali, the Public Relations officer Inspectorate of Government says the cops allegedly solicited a bribe of 100,000 shillings from relatives of a suspect to secure his release from detention. She explains as a result, the relatives reported the matter to regional offices of the Inspectorate of Government in Soroti, leading to their arrest. Munira says the IGG officials gave the residents money to pay for the bribe, which was received by John Wilson Alingu, the Officer in charge of Kalaki police post.

 

She says that the suspects will be before theAnti-corruption court on Tuesday on charges of soliciting and receiving a bribe.  The Global Corruption Barometer 2010, pointed to increase in bribery in the corruption in the Uganda Police Force. 79 percent of the respondents said that they or people they live with had paid a bribe to the police.

 

 

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