The Inspector General of Police has runaway from his ditched a line from a speech he made recently in which he allegedly summoned the public to stone police officers who fail to identify themselves while carrying out arrest.
The IGP however says, the words attributed to him have never come from his mouth, adding that no parent can order for the beating of his own children.
In a statement by Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima, the IGP stood ground on police officers following procedure while carrying out arrest.
“The Inspector General of Police John Martins Okoth Ochola has today 25th May, 2018 clarified that he never incited the public against police officers who are on duty. While on working visit in the three regions of Greater Bushenyi, Rwizi and Greater Masaka clearly stated that there is no parent who would incite people against his own children. As the head of police, he actually protects his officers in the course their lawful duty,” the statement reads in part.
“This is therefore to rest the matter of the alleged stoning of police officers who arrest without following procedure. No citizen should should ever take the law in their hands. It is criminal to do so and those who will be found doing so will be investigated and prosecuted accordingly,” the statement continues.