President Yoweri Museveni who also serves as the commander in chief of the armed forces ordered for the arrest of top police commanders, the Nile Post has learnt.
The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence(CMI) this week arrested over five top police officers among them including the Professional Standards Unit commander Commissioner of Police, Joel Aguma , Senior Superintendent of Police Nixon Agasirwe and a one Sgt Abel Tumukunde.
Following the brutal murder of the then police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi as he left his home in Kulambiro together with his driver and bodyguard, president Museveni revealed that the police force is infiltrated by criminals, before asking Gen.Kale Kayihura to clean his force.
“All these murders, I have followed myself. There are always clues leading to the criminals but the criminals have infiltrated the police. The police have been infiltrated by criminals, especially the CID group,” president Museveni told mourners at Kaweesi’s home in March before asking the police boss to ‘’clean your house’’ of criminals.
President Museveni has after recent developments in Kaweesi murder asked the police boss to clean up his team. He accordingly ordered Gen Kayihura to arrest the said police officers who have been mentioned in the murder of Kaweesi and a series of crimes, but the IGP developed cold feet and dillydallied with the assignment.
“He feared to handle his own boys, so Museveni ordered the CMI to handle the matter,” a source says.
However, with the CMI picking from Kayihura’s inner circle, one would wonder how safe the IGP himself is.
“Picking from his own is close enough, it could build towards him, anything can happen in this industry” the source adds.
As fate would have it, on Thursday night, reports from different social media platforms alleged that the home of IGP of police had been besieged by CMI and security operatives. Others reported that a check had been ordered at the premises.
“No it is not true, nothing is happening at the home of IGP. There is no single trouble, he is safe,” one of the officers close to the IGP confirmed to Nile Post on phone.
UPSD spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire also confirmed that there was no deployment at the IGP’s home.
“It is totally false,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Police Flying Squad commander Hebert Muhangi has also reportedly recorded a statement at CMI in a related incident.
When contacted, Police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye referred this website to Brig.Karemire for a comment on the matter.
“They have a spokesperson. Supposing we arrested a UPDF colonel, who would be in better position to comment about the matter between police and the army. I can’t speak on behalf of the army because I don’t have the mandate. Find the person who speaks for them to tell you about it,” Kasingye told us in the phone interview.
Brig. Richard Karemire under which CMI falls refused to comment on the matter.