Masaka cop is Trouble for Soliciting Bribe
Richard Turyomunsi, a police detective attached to Nyendo police post in Masaka is in trouble for soliciting a bribe of shillings 100,000. Turyomunsi was picked up by operatives from the Inspectorate of Government shortly after receiving shillings 100,000 from Jovans Kizza, a video hall operator.
Kizza alleges that Turyomunsi asked him to give him a bribe so as toa 24-Inch television set that was impounded from his video hall by police as an exhibit. Kizza explains that he was arrested last month for alleged theft and taken to Nyendo police post when he was found selling his television set.
Kizza says that he was released on police bond but the Television set was kept as an exhibit. Kizza says that days after his release, Turyamunsi and other cops asked him to give them shillings 220,000 to close the case and return his TV set.
He says that he paid Turyamunsi shillings 120,000 last month and promised to clear the balance this month. Kiiza however, decided to tip off the Inspectorate of Government and a trap was laid for the cop.
Reuben Bainomujuni, Southern Regional Inspectorate officer says that his office has been receiving several cases of cops using their authority to solicit bribes during the court of investigations to kill evidence.
Beinomujuni says that Turyomunsi is now being held at Masaka central police. Frank Ntankovu, Masaka CID officer says that investigations into the case are on going adding that, the errant cop will be prosecuted immediately investigations are complete.