A police detective inspector in Jinja has been arrested for impersonation and forgery. Shaban Lubaale allegedly used forged academic documents to join the police force and to secure promotion in the force.
A police detective inspector in Jinja has been arrested for impersonation and forgery.
Shaban Lubaale allegedly used forged academic documents to join the police force and to secure promotion in the force.
According to police sources, Lubaale joined police in 2004 reportedly using Advanced level academic documents belonging to Isiko Balisanyuka, who is his brother in law. He worked for five years and later produced a degree certificate and transcript from Islamic University in Uganda. The degree certificate bearing the names of Isiko Balisanyuka shows that the bearer obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies in 2009. The suspect allegedly presented these documents to demand for a promotion.
Samson Lubega, South Eastern regional police spokes person says Lubaale was consequently promoted to Inspector of police and posted at Jinja central police station as a detective inspector.
Trouble came when Lubaale fell apart with his wife who disclosed he was using the brother in law’s academic documents.
Lubega says the suspect’s act falls short of the police code of conduct and is punishable under the law.
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He says police is now investigating how he acquired the documents, before they prefer other charges.
Samuel Ekaloit, police professional standards unit chief says police has a continuous operation against all criminal persons within the force and has netted over 290 suspects in 2011 alone.
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