The Inspector-General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has dispatched a team of senior officers to Masaka to investigate the circumstances under which a civilian self-immolated at Masaka Central Police Station.
The motorcyclist identified as Hussein Walugembe, a
guard at a construction site burnt himself in the office of Ibrahim Ssesanga,
the officer in charge of traffic Police in Masaka on Thursday, after failing to
convince him to return his motorcycle that was impounded on June 30, by a
traffic officer Julius Ewalu after finding it at a petrol station beyond curfew
When it was impounded, he went to police to demand that it be returned to him but the two officers refused, instead demanded for 40,000 Shillings which he did not have before walking out to buy fuel he reportedly soaked his clothes with and set himself ablaze.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said yesterday that
the IGP had sent a team led by the Director of Operations Edward Ochom and his
traffic counterpart Bazil Mugisa to investigate the circumstances that
triggered the act.
According to Enanga, Elawu and Ssesanga, the acting Officer in Charge of Traffic at Masaka Police Station were already in custody for the negligence of duty. ACP Fred Enanga speaking…….
May the soul of the deceased rest in Peace. END