The Police in Soroti have in custody one of their own along with a veterinary doctor, and a driver who were found distributing meat which is unfit for human consumption.
David Mudong the East Kyoga police spokesperson says the meat was being driven in a motor vehicle Reg. No. UAM 699-H which was travelling from Moroto to Serere District.
The car was intercepted after a tip-off that five cows which had been declared diseased and recommended for annihilation in Moroto, had been transported to Teso.
The Soroti District veterinary doctor Kokus Olupot was called to inspect the animals, which he subsequently declared unfit for human consumption only for Police to receive information that the meat had found its way into the butchery.
Dr Olupot and a police officer identified as Simon Oluk, a detective constable attached to Soroti Central Police Station, connived with unscrupulous traders to allow the meat into the butchery.
Mudong says they are wondering how Dr Oluk turned around to sanction the sale, after confirming that the meat was unfit for human consumption.