Police Arrest One of Their Own for Selling Bullets, Handcuffs
The Police Professional Standards Unit has arrested a policeman who was selling government stores stock which included bullets and handcuffs, among other things. The policeman, Corporal Karim Bamugireko attached to the construction unit of police was arrested after a set up by the commandant PSU Joel Aguma, acting on intelligence information that the officer and others still at large have been selling bullets at a cost of Shs6,000 each.
At the time of his arrest, Bamugireko had just received Shs400,000 from the buyers in exchange for 63 bullets. He was arrested from Naguru, in the outskirts of Kampala.
Preliminary investigations reveal that Bamugireko had also previously sold out two handcuffs to the bandits at Shs100,000 and he was planning to sell another 35 bullets. A search at Bamugireko’s home in Naguru Police Barracks on Saturday led to the recovery of 36 other bullets and five handcuffs. The police spokesperson Asan Kasingye confirmed the arrest but declined to divulge details.