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Police officers allegedly stole Shs108 million from a Kenyan national.

In the Kampala Metropolitan Area, four police officers have been brought before the disciplinary court on charges of robbing a Kenyan national of $30,000 (approximately Shs108 million). According to Mr. Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson, the incident occurred last week in a garden behind Kabalagala Police Station.

Mr. Enanga described the officers’ actions as “discreditable conduct,” stating that they face potential dismissal from the force and subsequent charges of aggravated robbery. During a police press briefing in Kampala, Mr. Enanga identified the officers as Detective Constable (DC) Fiona Among, 28; DC Isaac Angula, 27; DC Shafiq Baluku, 26; and DC Benard Galenda, all attached to Kabalagala Police Division.

The incident unfolded on January 17 when a 37-year-old Kenyan businessman named Muhammad Olad Abdulrahman sought accommodation at Royal View Hotel in Buziga. While at the hotel, Abdulrahman attempted to negotiate the best exchange rate for $30,000 in his possession, intending to convert it into Ugandan shillings to purchase a lorry for business purposes.

The hotel manager and an individual named Okello reportedly tipped off DC Among, who, along with her colleagues, intervened in the situation. The officers, in collaboration with Okello posing as a foreign exchange broker and the hotel manager, allegedly forcibly took Abdulrahman and his associate into a car. They were then driven to a garden behind Kabalagala Police Station, where the officers purportedly robbed them of the entire $30,000 before letting them go.

Upon receiving information about the incident, the police at Kampala Metropolitan swiftly arrested the four officers. A subsequent search of their homes led to the recovery of some of the stolen dollars, which were seized as evidence. Efforts are underway to locate Okello and the hotel manager, both of whom are currently evading arrest due to their involvement in criminal activities.


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