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25 Police Officers Under Probe Over Land Grabbing

PSU spokesperson Vincent Ssekate addressing journalists

A total of 25 police officers are being investigated over their involvement in grabbing land in Luweero.

Professional Standards Unit spokesperson Vincent Ssekate said their team together with the Police Land Protection Unit that visited Kapeeka especially Balatira sub -county unearthed dealings by their own officers.

“We registered complaints from locals ranging from mismanagement of land cases, involvement in land grabbing and corruption among other allegations, “Ssekate told a news conference on Thursday.

“Investigations will be done and recommendations made to the Directorate of Human Resource Management.”

He added that over 30 old files had been taken over by their team for review and investigation gaps to be filed.

The Professional Standards Unit, he said are working with all stakeholders to help improve service in the police force.

“We urge whoever has a complaint to report immediately to PSU and we shall act on them so as to help clean up the force,” Ssekate noted.

Luweero registered over 500 complaints of land grabbing when the Commission of Inquiry into land matters lead by Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire visited the area recently.

The commission also ordered for the areas of Ambrose Murunga, a former consultant with police  over his involvement in land grabbing and eviction of locals in Luweero .

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