By Innocent Atuganyira
Two senior police officers have not been produced in court four months after the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) sanctioned charges of corruption and abuse of office against them.
The cases against the two officers stem from alleged theft of fuel and materials for construction of Kabaale International Airport in Hoima City.
The two officers, whose names have been withheld pending their appearance in court, one at the rank of a superintendent of police and the other an assistant superintendent of police, previously, worked in the Albertine region.
Jacquelyn Okui, the DPP spokesperson, confirms that they sanctioned the charges against the two police officers in December 2020.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga referred our reporter to his CID counterpart, Charles Twine, when asked to explain about the delay in arraigning the accused officers in court.
Twine did not respond to our inquiries regarding the stalled prosecution of the case registered in police under file number CID HQTRS E/127/2018.
Information on the police file indicates that Balingonzaki Yosiya, the chairperson of Bukerenge Village in Hoima City, together with the village secretary for information lodged a written complaint with police against the officers on April 7, 2018.
They alleged that the duo at the time connived with thieves to frustrate the construction of Kabaale International Airport in Hoima City.
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