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CID Officers Arrested for Jeopardizing Investigations into Abid Alam Case

Edith Nakalema

The State House Anti-Corruption Unit together with the police have arrested four police officers for jeopardizing investigations into the criminal acts of businessman, Abid Alam.

The police officers apprehended include; regional CID officer Wilber Ostin, Kassanda District CID officer Peter Beitera and the officer in charge of record for Wamala region sergeant Azale.

The officers were picked on Saturday evening by Lt. col Edith Nakalema head of State House Anti-corruption Unit following various reports made to her by the residents of Bukompe Village in Kassanda about the 4 unethical officers.

“We received integrity-related concerns of mismanagement of case files, conspiracy to defeat justice and professional misconduct of these officers. We consulted the Inspector General of Police who ordered for their arrest,” Nakalema said.

Alam was arrested on Thursday to help in the investigation into the weekend attack by people suspected to be have been sent by him at Bukompe village in Kassanda district in which several plantations were cut down, houses destroyed, women gang-raped and others severely beaten.

Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema said the group had been conspiring with the wealthy businessman to frustrate the ongoing investigations into matters where he is involved.

Nakalema revealed that the officers would lift and hand the case files to Abid Alam after recording statements from witnesses. And act she described as unprofessional.

The Anti-corruption unit also gathered that the police officers would not give attention to other witnesses and victims who tried to report the gruesome acts carried out on them by Abid Alam.

While addressing the nation on the case, Fred Enanga the police mouthpiece emphasized that these were serious matters and would act on them accordingly.

“It is unprofessional conduct on the side of officers. Their (police officers) were biased in one way or the other,” Enanga said.



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