Several officers attached to Mbarara central police station are in trouble for being corrupt.
Several officers attached to Mbarara central police station are being accused of corruption.
The public has lodged several compliants against some officers who are using their offices to solicit bribes by "selling" police bonds and hiring out snifer dogs.
The assistant inspector general of police, Grace Turyagumanawe, says he has received several complaints from the public about the conduct of some police officers in Mbarara district.
Without mentioning names, Turyagumanawe said seven of the accused senior police officers have been handed over to the police standard unit, for investigation.
Turyagumanawe says they have opened up an enquiry into the suspected officers.
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He says he has also opened up an office at the Mbarara regional police offices to listen and take statements of people complaining against the Dog master.
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Early this week, stake holders attending a security meeting in Mbarara municipality complained that sniffer dogs meant to detect criminals are instead being used to make money for individual officers.
Benerd Tumwine, the Mbarara police Dog master, was spotted as one of the officers that has turned his section into a lucrative venture.
Reports show that people in need of sniffer dogs are asked to pay between 300.000 and .400.000 shillings.
Participants at the security meeting resolved that the sniffer dogs be returned to Kampala, on grounds that its role in Mbarara has been abused.
The resident district commissioner Mbarara, Clement Kandole, said institutional corruption has escalated crime.
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