Former Director Interpol AIGP Fred Yiga has this afternoon officially handed over office to Benson Oyo-Nyeko his deputy as he goes into retirement.
Dr. Yiga has served in Uganda police force for 32 years in different capacities, but has been director Interpol for the past two years after taking over from AIGP Asan Kasingye in 2017.
He handed over office to his former deputy SCP Oyo-Nyeko at a function presided over by Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeeyi, the Deputy Inspector General of Police.
Dr. Yiga’s contract expired last month forcing him to retire.
In his speech the outgoing director said he has been able to drive the fight against human trafficking, but said this remains a challenge. He also urged his successor to concentrate on this problem, and fighting fraudsters who continue to forge the certificate of good conduct.
“I have requested him to look closely at those who print our certificate of good conduct illegally, that one is still a problem. We cannot just sit by and watch that go on. All certificates must be printed and distributed from here” he said.
Dr. Yiga also called upon Ugandans to make use of Interpol Kololo for such information and not to accept such forgeries as it is criminal. So far, no one has been arrested for forging such a letter.
In his speech, the incoming Director SCP Beson Oyo-Nyeko promised to continue with the fight against human trafficking and trafficking in wild life.
He said the country is facing a lot of environmental crime like trafficking in logs and wildlife especially by foreigners.
Deputy IGP Maj.Gen. Sabiiti Muzeeyi described the outgoing director as a team player who has left behind a strong team. He also thanked Dr. Yiga for the service he has rendered the country, promising that people of his caliber are needed to continue advising community especially on security matters.