Police dismisses 150 officers over corruption and indiscipline
“All the cases against them were proven and for that matter, they can’t continue enforcing the law in police or using their positions,”Enanga said.
The Uganda Police has dismissed more than 150 officers from the force over cases of corruption and indiscipline after these were found guilty by the different disciplinary measures in the force and consequently recommended their dismissal.
While addressing journalists at the police headquarters on Monday, the Uganda Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the officers dismissed cannot continue enforcing the law.
“All the cases against them were proven and for that matter, they cannot continue enforcing the law in police or using their positions…,”Enanga said.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech said that even if the officers appeal against the dismissal, they will not be reinstated because their services are no longer needed.
“Even if they appeal, they will never come back to the police because I don’t want their services. The only person they can appeal to is God. We can sort out that one in heaven. Appeal for, what if I don’t want your services? If you are corrupt, even if you appeal and I don’t want your services, you go. The law is very clear…,”Lokech.
It should be remembered that AIGP Asan Kasingye last month during the rectification and orientation tour around the country warned that the force had got a zero-tolerance approach to officers implicated in corruption cases.
“If any officer is implicated in bribery and other corruption-related incidents, they will not be transferred to another district as it was before. We are going to try them and if found culpable, we shall dismiss them from Police,”Kasingye warned officers during a rectification and ideological orientation tour around the country.
In February, a report by the Inspectorate of Government and Uganda Bureau of Statistics ranked the police as the most corrupt government institution.
The Fourth National Integrity Survey report 2019/2020 indicated that police scored 70% to lead other government institutions in corruption.