Following today’s dramatic arrest of the embattled ASP Muhammad Kirumira at his home in Bulenga, Uganda police force has finally appointed ASP Edgar Akankwasa to take over his duties as the new district police commander for Buyende district.
According to the police spokesman, Emilian Kayima, Akankwasa’s appointment takes immediate effect.
Kayima added that the Uganda Police force is a disciplined force that cannot tolerate indisciplined officers.
He therefore warns all other officers regardless of their ranks to be mindful of their code of conduct and discipline.
It should be noted that Yesterday, Kirumira took to social media and granted various media houses interviews to announce his resignation from the police force something that followed both criminal and disciplinary charges against him by the police tribunal.
According to police, Kirumira was presented to the police tribunal in Naguru where he was denied bail and remanded to Railway Grounds police detention centre for senior officers.
He will appear before the police tribunal again on Tuesday 06th February.
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.