Police Officer Arrested for Leaking Operation Details to Gangsters. Top story

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The Luweero District Police Commander Godfrey Ninsiima says that the officers are facing charges of aiding criminality, possession of illegal drugs and extortion. However all the suspects denied the allegations and describe arrest as a witch-hunt.

The In charge of Luwero Central Market Police post, two veterans and an informer have been arrested for leaking operation details to  ‘B-13’ the most wanted group of gangsters  in the district.

The In charge identified as Corporal Hussein Saddam Ssewaka, andhis accomplices David Ntege Kula, William Kaweesi  and Charles Wasswa are all attached to Luweero Central Police Station.

The Officers were arrested on Tuesday evening for allegedly revealing police information to Bad Boys 13 (B-13) a notorious group of gangsters who are wanted for robberies, burglary, possession of drugs and murdering their own member Denis Ssesanga after disagreeing recently in sharing the loot.

The Luwero District Police Commander Godfrey Ninsiima says the officers were arrested after residents intimated to police that the officers were conniving with the notorious B-13 gangsters in exchange for money and Marijuana.

He adds that whenever police mounted operations to arrest the gangsters, they could flee before security personnel arrived at the scene creating a complex situation for the security personnel and foiling police efforts to defuse the group.

Ninsiima says that the officers are facing charges of aiding criminality, possession of illegal drugs and extortion. However all the suspects denied the allegations and describe arrest as a witch-hunt.

He also noted that police is planning to scrutinize all veterans it has been arming to help it in patrolling and operations because it seems some of them were abusing the assignments.

Over the last two weeks, six people were murdered in the district creating fear and questions on the Motive for the murders.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.