Senior police officers attached to crime intelligence directorate are under investigation by Professional standard Unit (PSU) and director CID Grace Akullo for illegal seizure of cars and failing to account for police exhibits.
According to information seen by this investigative website, police officers attached to crime intelligence department last year launched an operation of recovering stolen cars but instead they started extorting money from people and impound their cars illegally.
The suspects are D/AIP Nicholas Onyango, ASP Arinaitwe, PPC Julius Musinguzi and ASP Kabinga.
Some of the victims who wrote to director CID and commandant PSU are Kaziba Dauda a residence of Mbale and Bumali Mwima who say their cars were impounded by Crime Intelligence officers and they detained them for over 3 weeks.
According to victims, their cars UAH 615Q, UAQ 548Q,UAF 410S and others were impounded by these officers.
The owners of these cars brought all necessary documents showing that these cars are not stolen but they
were intimidated and detained beyond 48 hours.
“Our cars were vandalized and we were extorted by our money by these officers who arrested us”. Said Dauda
When we contacted the spokesperson of CI ASP Vicente Sekate confirmed that the investigations were underway.