Mbarara: Policeman Held for Hiring Out Uniform

Police in Mbarara are holding one of their own officers who is accused of hiring out his uniform to a civilian at Ugx. 10,000 to beat check points.

On Thursday evening last week at Mile 6 along Mbarara-Isingiro Rd in Isingiro District, Traffic Police Officers at a check point stopped a person riding a motorcycle, fully clad in a Uganda Police Uniform with a female passenger.

When asked to introduce himself, the man said he was a police officer but later confessed to be a civilian named Gumisiriza Lauben.

Gumisiriza, a self-employed resident of Nyakabiingo cell Kakanju Sub County Bushenyi District had hired the Police Uniform from Police Constable (PC) No. 45941 Kibwika David attached Nyakaizi police station Kakoba.

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesperson says Gumisiriza confessed to have hired the Police uniform from police officer Kibwika at sh10,000.

Both Gumisiriza and Kibwika were arrested and the latter is to be charged with scandalous behaviour while Gumisiriza is to be charged with illegal access to government stores and impersonation.

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