Barely a month in office, the Police Professional Standards Unit commander Senior, Commissioner of Police, Good Mwesigwa has been dropped.
According to a message by the Inspector General of Police Gen,Kale Kayihura dated January 10, Mwesigwa has been replaced by Assistant Commissioner of Police John William Okalany from the directorate of Human Rights and Legal Services.
“This transfer and appointment takes immediate effect ,”reads in part, the message by Gen.Kayihura copied to all unit and police directors.
On December 15, Mwesigwa was appointed PSU commander to replace Joel Aguma who is detention at the Makindye military barracks battling charges related to kidnap of Lt.Joel Mutabazi, a former bodyguard to Rwanda president Paul Kagame.
This website understands that Mwesigwa’s woes barely a month in office stem from a case in which he is suspected of having defied orders from his superiors to release a fellow police officer who was arrested while investigating a case involving a fake gold scam.
It is alleged that the PSU commander arrested Edward Musinguzi,an investigating officer handling the case file involving a fake gold deal involving USD 24000 .
It is also alleged that Mwesigwa piled pressure on Musinguzi to release the key suspect in the deal, one Hajji Baker Kazibwe of Southern Minerals Ltd and that when he(Musinguzi) refused, he was arrested.