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Police Officers Arrested For Stealing Sh60 Million Exhibit

Eight Police officers attached to Kira-Police Division in Kira Municipality Wakiso District have been arrested  for reportedly stealing sixty million shillings that had been posted as an exhibit.

Addressing Journalists at Police Headquarters Naguru, Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga said out of 192 million that was stolen from Shatrah Namata, an employee of a hardware shop in Lungujja, only 160 reached the Police.

“The lady told Police that they were going to bank 192 million shillings, but the first mistake the officers made was not to count that money immediately on the scene, so it’s hard to tell whether it was 160 or 192 million shillings,” Enanga said.

Enanga explains that of the 160 million the officers reported at Police, another 30 million shillings got lost in the process of counting the exhibit.

“Our cameras are showing us that when the money reached the counter of Police, some of our officers poured it on the flow for counting. But an undisciplined officer stole another 30 million,” Enanga added.

A team of investigations have since arrested eight police officers as investigations continue.

Three thugs who were moving in the vehicle Toyata Noah registration number UBN 360N were intercepted at Naalya roundabout by the police patrol that was trailing them with the help of boda-boda riders.

Two suspects were arrested in the process; one suspect who was fleeing was shot and injured before his colleagues were apprehended. A bag of cash was equally recovered and taken as exhibit to Kira- Division Police.

This is not the first incident where exhibits are being stolen by the police officers. In 2022, five police officers attached to Katwe Police Division were arrested for burning an office to destroy evidence.

Their arrest follows last week’s arrest of suspected armed thugs who had allegedly stolen more than 192 million. The cash was being transported to the bank in a Kampala City’s Lungujja suburb.

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