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Gunshots in Bulenga as residents block police from arresting Kirumira

Afande Kirumira

Its still a battle of cat and mouse and exchange of bitter words and gunshots at the home of the embattled Buyende District DPC ASP Muhammad Kirumira’s home as residents continue sabotaging police operation.

The operation that is meant to leave Kirumira arrested has been constrained by hundreds of his neighbors who have gathered at his home and blocked Flying squad police to take their darling officer.

According to Kirumira, he says that he didn’t know the people who have come to arrest him, since they have not appeared with the local leaders and the arrest warrant.

Kirumira adds that he is not afraid to be arrested but he fears that the team that has come to his place might be having an intention of harming him.

The rift between Afande Kirumira and the police force started in January when his seniors expelled him from the force over claims of abuse of office.

According to the police tribunal, Kirumira is being charged with six counts; torture, unlawful arrests, corruption, bribery, extortion and excessive use of authority.

The counts were read to him by the police prosecutor, SSP Catherine Kusemererwa for offences he allegedly committed when he was in-charge of Nansana Police Station and Old Kampala as division police commander in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

However, Kirumira who had become a darling cop for his ruthless hunt for criminals in Kampala had questioned the manner in which he has charged for the same old counts that where levied on him since 2010.

Kirumira thinks that there is something ‘fishy’ in these fresh charges questioning further why he is being charged now. He also questions why he is not taken to criminal court, but rather a disciplinary court.

 

 

 

 

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