One police officer attached to Moyo central police station has been dismissed for attempting to kill the district police commander using a fire arm.
One of the police officers in Moyo district has lost his job, for allegedly attempting to shoot the district police commander, Ahmed Kimera while on duty.
Martin Okello, was assigned for a night patrol duty but instead disappeared with his gun to an undisclosed place up to around 1:00pm.
When the DPC went for supervision and failed to find Okello on duty, he tasked his colleagues to look for him only to find that he was drunk and sleeping in his house.
The DPC went to his home and called Okello to come out and join his colleagues for patrol. But when the drunk Okello came out, he pulled the trigger and attempted to shoot the DPC. Some policemen intervened and disarmed the errant cop.
Expeditious case of oppressive misconduct, negligence of duty and attempted murder was opened against him and the police district disciplinary court, led by Ignatious Dragudu, found the police office guilty and sentenced him to dismissal according to the police act yesterday.
According to Drugudu, the officer acted against the law, because it is wrong under the police act to put a commander under gun point as it show grievous indiscipline to an order from a boss.
When contacted, the dismissed officer, said he was wrongly dismissed. He denied drawing the gun at the DPC.
He explian that there was a disagreement over the orders from the DPC. He claims that the DPC ordere the night patrol officers to stage road blocks, intended to intercept trucks that are going to Sudan. He also claims that they were ordered to extort money from the drivers.
He has promised to petition the Inspector General of Police, seeking his intervention in the matter.
But Ahmed Kimera, the district police commander, says the allegations against him are baseless.
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This is not the first time police officers have been dismissed in Moyo since the current DPC took over last year.
Early this year two officers William Enyanyi and Alex Odera were dismissed because of similar offences that is linked excessive consumption of alcohol.
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police officer suspended for putting boss on gun point