Two cops arrested over loss of life of boda-boda rider in Masaka

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By WILSON KUTAMBA

Police have arrested two of their very own in reference to Thursday morning incident wherein a boda-boda rider set himself on hearth inside a visitors police workplace at Masaka Central Police Station.

Hussein Walugembe, 29, died after setting himself on hearth following failed makes an attempt to get better his impounded bike. It’s reported that by the point police impounded the bike, it was with Walugembe’s pal recognized as Twaha Kaweesi who was accused of flouting curfew pointers.

Eyewitnesses stated, the deceased entered the workplace at round 8am and tried to barter with visitors officers he discovered inside to provide him again the bike which was reportedly impounded on Tuesday.

The suspects, in keeping with Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga are; Sgt Julius Ewalu and Sgt Ibrahim Ssesanga. The latter is the performing officer accountable for visitors in Masaka District.

Mr Enanga stated the act of suicide on the police station was proof of lack of vigilance by a few of the police commanders.

“Each cops acted very negligently and unreasonably in holding the bike with out passable rationalization to the deceased,” he stated in a press release on Frida.

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Mr Enanga stated each suspects exerted stress on the deceased to pay a bribe of Shs40,000 to have his bike launched.  

“It was after he was absolutely pissed off by the Ag. OC Site visitors that he went and purchased petrol from Mogas Petrol Station and set himself ablaze.  He tried to seize the officer to die with him, however the officer escaped with minor burns, leaving the sufferer behind,” he stated.

He stated the Inspector Normal of Police, Mr Martins Okoth Ochola has dispatched a process staff collectively headed by Director Operations, Mr Edward Ochom, and the Director Site visitors and Street Security, to completely examine circumstances underneath which Walugembe dedicated suicide.

The police spokesperson stated their preliminary investigations point out that Walugembe’s bike was impounded on June 30 by Sgt Ewalu from a gasoline filling station underneath development, positioned close to Masaka CPS.

Mr Enanga stated the deceased had simply acquired the bike and since he didn’t know find out how to journey, he gave it to Kaweesi. 

“He was subsequently, not a boda-boda rider as alleged within the media. Walugembe was a informal employee and night time watchman on the petrol station,” he stated, including: “He [Walugembe] was additionally employed by Namanya Rogers who provided meals to suspects in custody, but in addition carried out a number of odd jobs at Masaka Police Station.”

Mr Enanga stated the IGP has additionally directed two directorates-chief political commissars and authorized and human rights to conduct a nationwide particular gatekeeping trainings for all cops, on the fundamentals of recognizing and responding to the warning indicators of suicide.

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