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Deputy IGP, four AIGPs take oath as new police council members

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Muzeyi Sabiiti and four Assistant Inspector Generals of Police –AIGPs has taken oath as new members of the Police council. The members were sworn- in at an event overseen by the Inspector General of Police, John …

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MPs quiz police officers on role in torture of suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on Thursday tasked senior police officers to explain circumstances under which tortured suspects are dumped at police stations. The officials led by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Sorowen appeared before Parliament’s Human Rights Committee Chaired by Buvuma Woman MP …

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IGP orders release of ‘Idle and disorderly’ offenders

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police-IGP, Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered the immediate release of all the people arrested on charges of being idle and disorderly in line with the president’s directive. Ochola’s directive is contained in an October 1, 2019 circular addressed to all directors …

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IGP Ochola orders probe into extortion by police surgeons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has directed the Criminal Investigations Directorate to probe allegations of extortion by surgeons. The directive follows public outcry on reports that victims of crime are asked to pay before they are examined by surgeons. The reports indicate that …

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Police, DP bloc leaders fail to agree on Luweero rally

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and Democratic Party-DP bloc leaders have failed to agree on venue to host a reunion rally in Luweero town. Recently DP bloc leaders led by Abed Bwanika the president of Peoples Development Party, Former Presidential candidate Sam Lubega and DP Leaders …

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Why senior police officers order juniors to release suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Last week, Ismail Kiggundu called several district and division police commanders-DPCs, officers in charge and heads of Criminal Investigations Department ordering them to release certain suspects in their custody. The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says e called the officers using police lines …

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Impersonator arrested for tricking DPC’s to release suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man identified as Ismail Kiggundu has been arrested for impersonating as a Commissioner of Police-CP attached to the office of the Inspector General of Police-Okoth Ochola. Using his disguised status, Kiggundu ordered District, Division Police Commanders (DPCs), Officers in Charge (OCs) of police stations …

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