Police arrest their own for sharing security information with Members of Parliament

Posted: 2021-09-09T10:53:35Z
Police arrest their own for sharing security information with Members of Parliament

Police have arrested one of their own, the in-charge of Kibinge Sub County Police Station in Bukomansimbi district, for allegedly sharing information about the security situation in the area, to Members of Parliament.


On Wednesday morning, Abongo was summoned by his supervisors at the greater Masaka Regional Police Headquarters, over his mode of operation.


According to Muhammad Nsubuga, the greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, the officer was summoned on administrative issues.


“Yes he was called by the bosses that deployed him, and everything is being done administratively,” he noted.


However, his arrest comes just one day after the Minister for Security Major General Jim Muhwezi clashed with Members of Parliament on the committee of Defense and Internal Affairs which was in Bukomansimbi on a fact-finding visit about the security situation in the area, following the recent spate of killings that have hit the greater Masaka sub-region. 


It is alleged that Abongo shared with the committee, information about the insecurity in the area and the inadequacies that have affected the way police respond to such emergencies.


The officer revealed to the committee, that the police in rural areas are ill facilitated and equipped to effectively execute their responsibilities, which sometimes gives thugs an opportunity to cause havoc in the community.


However, Abongo’s explanation was cut short by Muhwezi who said that revealing the information compromised the security operations and the ongoing investigations into the murders.