Police in Wandegeya are holding one of their own senior officers and his son for misuse of the force’s uniform tantamounting to failure to protect government stores, neglect of duty and being in possession of government stores charges.
“Police has detained the 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,” said Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson.
According to Onyango, this incident happened on August 23, 2020 at around 2100 hours within Wandegeya Police Station.
It is said that Mumbere, a civilian, picked the uniform from the police barracks while his father was away from home and wore it.
Onyango revealed that Mumbere, who was drunk, moved out while making uncoordinated statements, which raised suspicion that he wasn’t a police officer.
“He was arrested and taken to the station where it was established that he wasn’t a police officer.”
He has been charged with being in possession of government stores and his father, the Inspector of Police Ngasaki, has been charged with neglect of duty since he failed to protect government stores,” he said.
Both suspects are detained at Wandegeya Police Station pending court.
However, police says that IP Ngasaki is likely to appear in the disciplinary court while the son will appear in the 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,” said police.