department of criminal investigations-CIIDs in four districts of W. Nile has been boosted with new motorcycles to detect and fight crime in hard to reach
Bajaj Motorcycles with private number plates supplied by the Police Headquarters
were handed over to the CIID Officers of Zombo, Madi Okollo, Terego and Maracha
districts which have direct porous border line with DR Congo and are hosting
to records from the regional CIID in W. Nile, the four district have been
leading in crimes like assault, murders, defilement and theft as a result of
refugees and International border influence and so require more access to some
of the remote areas to detect and fight crime.
Ojwiga, the acting regional CIID Officer West Nile said the motorcycles with ready
fuel will ease crime investigations in the villages. Ojwiga
says the CIID officers have been facing challenges of reaching remote areas
of the region because there is only one vehicle which cannot reach to areas
deep in the villages.
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Hudson Ocen the Police PRO for West Nile said with the new
motorcycles, the detectives will be able to reach crime scenes in time and contain such situations. Ocen also disclosed that the civilian number plates
are meant to conceal the identity of such officers to avoid their being easily
identified and isolated by communities.
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Records from the police
indicate that the region registers over 80 cases of various crimes each month and efforts to curb such crimes have been hindered by
inadequate transport to facilitate movement of Police officers.