Police Officers at Katwe Police Station have arrested two men for attempting to bribe an officer. The suspects are Yosse Lumala Kaweesa and Kimuli Paul who have been charged with corruption and bribery at Katwe Police Station in Kampala District.
Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy PRO KMP says that the suspects approached Investigating Officer NO. 66444 Dc Muda Joseph, with the intent to convince him to release motorcycle exhibits which had been recovered from Wansanso Zone, Kibuye 11 Parish, Makindye Division in Kampala District, Vide Katwe CRB:1950/2022.
He adds that upon arrest, the suspects were found in possession of 300,000/= (Three hundred thousand shillings only), which they had offered as a bribe to secure the release of the exhibits.
The investigation revealed that the suspects intended to sell off the exhibits once they were released, to facilitate their own financial gain.
“We have emphasized that this case serves as a warning to others who attempt to bribe officials to kill criminal cases in the prosecution process. It is critical to prosecute these individuals and hold them accountable for their actions to deter others from engaging in similar corrupt practices in the future,’ says Owoyesigyire.
He noted that the public should refrain from attempting to corrupt Police officers and uphold the law at all times. The police remain committed to upholding justice and protecting the safety of all Ugandans.