BUKEDEA, UGANDA: The State House Anti-Corruption Unit have arrested the Bukedea Resident District Commissioner Wilberforce Tukei and District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police, Charles Okoto over the chaos that happened in the recent district LCV by-elections.
Mr Tukei and SIP Okoto are accused of abuse of office and use of excessive power.
On the eve of nominations for the by-election, five armed police officers raided the home of David Steven Omagor, one of the candidates, tortured him, stole his nomination papers, and made away with cash amounting to Shs 168 million. The officers also robbed several other items worth millions of shillings belonging to Omagor and another relative.
In the aftermath of the chaos, President Museveni directed the Anti-Corruption body to investigate the alleged malpractices and apprehend any government officials culpable.
This led to the arrest of the RDC (who heads the district security committee) and the DPC who heads the police force and operations. The two were arrested on Monday evening and are currently detained at Bukedea Central Police Station.
Last week on Wednesday, five police officers were charged who included Alex Enguloit, head of crime intelligence Bukedea central police station, Bonny Naibei, Simon Peter Oriokot, Onesmus Akankwasa and Difas Kamakion were charged and remanded over the mess in the same by-election.