A thief only has forty days and Allan Mukisa’s forty days elapsed. Mukisa a resident of Busega has allegedly been impersonating police. He is said to have impounded motor vehicles and extorted money from members of the public and was only netted after he arrested police and military officers in his illegal curfew operations.
He was charged with impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence at Mwanga II court before he was remanded to Kitalya Prison last week.
Residents of Busega and Nateete townships recently complained about a police officer in civilian clothes who had been making arrests and accepting bribes, prompting the officer in charge of Nateete Police Station, Assistant Superintendent of Police Hassan Ssekalema to order an investigation.
According to the Police report, while police officer ASP Juma Mustafa and military officer Darius Kanyesigye were on their personal errands, the accused stopped them over an unclear offense in Busega Township. The suspect allegedly identified himself as a Police officer In Busega. This prompted ASP Mustafa who was in charge of Busega Police Post, to arrest him, he wasn’t one of the officers under his jurisdiction.
Investigations, however later revealed that Mukisa was not a police officer leading to his re-arrest.
“The state attorney sanctioned the file. We took him to court where he was remanded. We should strongly condemn such people, who spoil the image of the police when they act as law enforcement officers when they aren’t,” ASP Owoyesigyire