Police Bosses Face Arrest Over Illegal Detention

Two Senior Police officers attached to Katwe Police Station may soon be arrested, charged and dismissed from the force after investigations pin them to have illegally detained a city doctor and violating the court order, Spyreports has exclusively established.

The officers who are now working and living under serious fear and tension have been identified as ASP Rukundo Gloria who acts as head of crime Investigations (OCID) at Katwe Police and ASP Karega Ivan who works as head Operations at the same station. Karega is also battling another file at PSU where he put Alex Katungi, a police officer at gun point over free parking space.

According to information obtained by Spyreports, the troubles of the two police officers started after they were dragged to Professional Standards Unit (PSU) , a unit that checks misconduct of police officers by one Dr Mayanja David Dan claiming that he was illegally arrested, over stayed in police custody for more than recommended 48 hours and illegally charged him.

During an exclusive interview with Dr Mayanja, he says in July this year, Mengo Court issued an interim order for his brother Wilson Kasumba for the custody of his two Children pending the final ruling of the main suit which was due 21st August 2020.

Dr Mayanja says that his brother Wilson Kasumba had earlier asked Court to give him the custody of his children from their mother Asha Komugisha. Kasumba alleges that Komugisha was involved in night activities and could have less or no time to attend to children especially at night.

“This woman comes late at home and she is always drunk, she stays near the lodge and I feel she has no time to stay with my children. So I ask Court to consider giving me full rights to stay with my children for proper up bringing,” says Kasumba in his affidavit to Court.

He further says that Komugisha had also threatened to take his children to Rwanda since she has a Rwandanese origin.

Dr Mayanja adds that Court considered his allegations and temporarily allowed him to take custody of his Children.

Mayanja says that on the fateful day when the order was issued, his son and his lawyer came to serve the wife and pick the Children but she was not found at home. “The children were later taken as ordered by Court,” says Mayanja.

He added that when Komugisha returned from her night activities, she found when Children were not at home and without further inquires she called Karega who has personal relationship not known to the family and advised her to go to Katwe Police Station and open up a case of Child Abduction against Mayanja and his son.

Mayanja says later him and his son were called to report to Katwe Police Station which they did. Upon arrival, they were arrested on orders of Karega and Rukundo. “While at Police, I showed Karega and Rukundo an interim court order which gave Kasumba the rights to stay with his Children until Court determines the final matter on 21st August 2020,” he says during an interview.

Mayanja further stated that Rukundo said that the Court Order brought before her was forged from Nasser and failed to acknowledge it. “After rejecting the Court order she instructed the police officer who was handling our file to put us in Custody. However the Investigating officer advised her that it would be wrong to arrest people when there is a court order,” says Mayanja.

He added that Karega who has a private relationship with Komugisha signed on the detention order and arrested him and his son and spent over three days in Custody.

Dr Mayanja says that Rukundo went ahead and inquired from Mengo Court if they issued interim Court Order giving Kasumba powers to take his Children and she was informed that the order was genuine. However having been informed that the Court order was genuinely issued by Mengo Court giving Kasumba rights to his Children, Rukundo connived with Makindye State Attorney Noah  Kunya and sanctioned the file.

Dr Mayanja says that after he realized that Rukundo, Karega and Komugisha had teamed up to have him prosecuted for no reason, he rushed to PSU and reported the cases of illegal detention and prosecution under file number GEF 1368/2020.

Police Sources at PSU told us that Karega and Rukundo were summoned and recorded statements. “We are investigating them on charges of misconduct and in case they lose it, they will either face dismissal, Reduction in Ranks or Severe Reprimand,” says an investigator at PSU.

The Investigator further told us that they are trying to find out why Rukundo after establishing that the Court Order she had originally said was forged from Nasser  was genuine went ahead and sent the file State Attorney.

“If you find out that Court Order is genuine then you first hold on the matter and make further consultations. It is most likely that Rukundo had personal interest in the file which is also being investigated,” adds another investigator.

Efforts to reach Rukundo and Karega for their comments were futile as their phone numbers were off by press time.

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