By Deus Turuhuukire
Police in Greater Bushenyi is stuck with criminal suspects in different cells due to ongoing state prosecutors’ strike.
Talking to www.mknewslink.com reporter today at Greater Bushenyi regional police headquarters; the police spokesperson SP Martial Tumusiime confirmed that police is stuck with criminal suspects following the state prosecutors’ strike that has entered into a second week. “Courts of law cannot handle criminal suspects in absence of state prosecutors” Tumusiime said.
He revealed that police have resorted to releasing on bond suspects with minor cases in a measure to curb congestion in their cells.
Tumusiime also encouraged the public to consider solving their minor cases amicably at local council One level without going to police.
The State Prosecutors country wide under their umbrella Uganda Association of Prosecutors (UAP) last week started their sit down strike demanding a salary increment.
However, the cabinet minister of public service; Hon.wilson Muruli Mukasa recently warned the striking state prosecutors to either resume their duty or else they resign since there no money in government coffers to cater for their salary increment.
Magistrates’ courts now handle only civil cases meanwhile waiting prosecutors to end their strike.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.