On Tuesday, Wandegeya Police Station detained Inspector of Police Luben Ngasaki, a police officer attached to Wandegeya Police Station, and his son, Walter Mumbere, after the latter was found dressed in his father’s police uniform.
This incident happened on Sunday, 23/8/2020 at around 21:00 hours in Wandegeya Police Station.
Mumbere, a civilian, picked the uniform in the police barracks 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 was thereafter arrested and taken to the station where it was established that he wasn’t a police officer.
Mumbere has been charged with being in possession of government stores and his father Inspector of Police Ngasaki has been charged with neglect of duty since he failed to protect government stores.
Both suspects are detained at Wandegeya Police Station pending court.
IP Ngasaki is likely to appear before the disciplinary court of Uganda pilice force 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”, SP Patrick Onyango said.