Crime

POLICE DEFENDS ITS BEATEN OFFICERS,THEY ARE NOT THIEVES  

 By our reporter

Police at Kampala Metropolitan has said that police officers who appeared in a viral video being beaten by an angry mob, are not thieves as alleged in the video.

In the video that has been circulating on social media, the police officers identified as PC Andrew Mujuni and PC Jonan Odongo attached to Ntawo police booth Uganda Christian, Mukono were assaulted by angry mob who suspected them of being thieves

According to the deputy police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Luke Owoyesigyire, following the incident, police had embarked on investigations to gather facts surrounding the incident.

He says investigations now indicate that the incident happened on Thursday at around 12:30PM as the two officers were on police motorcycle moving around Namuyenje when people shouted that they were thieves.

“Immediately, crowds gathered around and started beating them. PC Mujuni was tied with ropes hands behind and the legs,” Owoyesigyire noted.

It is alleged that the angry mob accused them of harassing them, extortion and guarding the church which is grabbing people’s bibanja.

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