I can’t resign over mere Bobi Wine saga – Ochola

IGP Martin Okoth Ochola

The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has refuted resignation allegations trending on different media platforms.

In a communication made via his tweeter handle, Ochola described this as baseless and false.

“There are rumours circulating in the social media that I tendered in my resignation & the President refused, that information is false. The public should disregard that faslehood.” He tweeted.

In response, Ochola wondered he would resign at the moment when the Uganda Police force’s performance is steadily progressing.

“Why should I resign when the security situation in the country is calm? Criminality has greatly reduced” he added.

The so called rumors hyped last week after the chaotic Arua by-election saga that left the president’s motorcade behind class glass shattered, one Kawuma Yusuf dead and the about 34 people including lawmakers arrested.

Immediately after this saga, the area police commander was immediately transferred to another place over unclear circumstances thereby sparking off a series of mixed reactions.

However in the same spirit, the arrest of these people, issues regarding brutality and torture of suspects in police cells escalated with lawmakers like Kyadondo East and Mityana municipality Members of parliament falling victims of the outdated acts.


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