The police Professional Standards Unit has arrested six officers attached to Kireka to aid in the investigations of a boda boda rider who burnt himself at Kireka station and later died.
The officers who are currently under detention on allegations of extortion include; ASP Mulinde, Cpl Twinomujuni Francis Cpl Nakisige Joan, PC Higenyi Noman, D/Constable Logose Matha, PC Bintamye Robert.
Emmanuel Kabanda, who allegedly attempted to commit suicide on Sunday, was last night pronounced dead at Kiruddu Hospital where he was receiving treatment.
Kabanda attempted suicide by burning himself on 13/09/2020 at about 9pm at Kireka Police Station, but was rescued by officers and taken to hospital for treatment.
This was after his motorcycle registration number UDU 610H was impounded by Kireka Police team when he was found riding it in violation of curfew.
Inquiries kick started to ascertain the exact cause of the attempted suicide and there are allegations that the officers were asking for a bribe.
The deceased's body has been conveyed to city mortuary Mulago city mortuary for a postmortem.