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Emmanuel Kabanda Saga: Six Police Officers under Investigation on Extortion Allegations

Six Police officers attached to Kireka Police Station are under investigation for extorting money from a boda boda rider who attempted suicide at the station on Sunday night, September 13.

Emmanuel Kabanda, who allegedly attempted to commit suicide, was last night pronounced dead at Kiruddu Hospital where he has been receiving treatment.

Kabanda attempted suicide by burning himself after his motorcycle registration number UDU 610H was impounded by the Kireka Police team when he was found riding during curfew.

He was later rescued by officers and taken to Kiruddu hospital for treatment where he has been for five days.

Deputy KMP spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire said that inquiries have since kick started to ascertain the exact cause of the attempted suicide and six officers attached to Kireka Police were arrested by the Professional Standards Unit to aid in the investigations of the then alleged suicide.

He identified the suspected officers in a statement released on Friday following the death of the victim.

“The officers who are currently under detention on allegations of extortion include; ASP Mulinde, Cpl Twinomujuni Francis, Cpl Nakisige Joan, PC Higenyi Noman,  D/Constable Logose Matha and PC Bintamye Robert,” he said.

The deceased’s body has been conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for a postmortem.

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