A police officer in Wandegeya has been arrested together with his son who was found wearing a police uniform.
The police officer, Inspector of Police Luben Ngasaki who is attached to Wandegeya Police Station was arrested after his son Walter Mumbere was found dressed his father’s police Uniform.
“Wandegeya Police Station has detained Inspector of Police Luben Ngasaki, a police officer attached to Wandegeya Police Station. In addition, and his son, Walter Mumbere, after the latter was found dressed in his father’s police uniform,” the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango said
Onyango said Mumbere, a civilian, picked the uniform in the police barracks. In addition, while his father was away from home and wore it.
“Mumbere, who was drank, moved out while making uncoordinated statements, which raised suspicion that he wasn’t a police officer,” he said.
He was arrested and taken to the station where it was established that he wasn’t a police officer.
“He has been charged with being in possession of government stores. His father Inspector of Police Ngasaki has been charged with neglect of duty since he failed to protect government stores.,” Onyango said.
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Both suspects are detained at Wandegeya Police Station pending court.
Onyango said Ngasaki is likely to appear in our disciplinary court while the son will appear in criminal court.
“We want to advise all police officers to guard jealously all the police kits and equipment in their possession and not allow their relatives and children to play with them,” he added.