Police Officers Remanded For Destroying Evidence

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No. 31663-Cpl. Leonard Opio and PC 40654 Moses Komaketch are accused for destroying evidence contrary to section 102 of the penal code act.

Two police officers attached to Nadunget police post in Moroto district were this morning charged and remanded to Moroto Central Prison for destroying evidence.
 
No. 31663-Cpl. Leonard Opio and PC. 40654 Moses Komaketch are accused for destroying evidence contrary to section 102 of the Penal Code Act.
 
Section 102 of the Penal Code Act say, "Any person who knowing that any book, document or thing of any kind is or may be required in evidence in a judicial proceeding remove or destroys it or renders it illegible incapable of identification commits an offence.
 
Court heard that on January 31st, 2015 while at Nadunget Police post in Moroto district knowing that seven jerrycans (exhibit) of Enguli (replaced them with water) might have been required in evidence in a judicial proceeding destroyed it with intent thereby to prevent it from being used in evidence.
 
Both officers denied the charges when they appeared before His worship John Agaba, the Moroto chief magistrate. They were remanded to Moroto Central Government Prison till February 20th, 2015.

 

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Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.