KAMPALA – Court on Tuesday remanded a police officer on charges of defrauding a UPDF soldier of Shs17m.
On Tuesday, Buganda Road Grade one magistrate Joan Acaa Ketty heard that between January and March 2019 within Kampala, the suspect Emmanuel Omoko Ricky obtained Shs17 million from Major General Innocent Oula promising to buy a motor vehicle.
It is alleged that Oula wanted to buy a car and was linked to Omoko by a car broker. Omoko later convinced him that he was a senior police officer at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police.
However, Omoko who is at the rank of police constable later disappeared with Oula’s money.
Oula is currently a Member of Parliament representing the UPDF and also the Chief of Civil-Military Cooperation in the army.
The prosecution also alleges that during June 2020, within Kampala, Omoko also obtained 1.6 million shillings from Vincent Opio Otok. Omoko claimed that he was working at the police headquarters in Naguru and Kibuli at the CID headquarters.
The money was reportedly meant to help Otok in a case involving his travel company in alleged fraudulent case against former Nansana Town Clerk Jimmy Otwoko which Otok had reported before Nansana police station.
Omoko who had been attached to the Directorate Counter terrorism denied all the charges and was remanded to Kasangati prison until June 26th 2020 for his bail application hearing.
The Spokesperson of Criminal Investigations Department of Police Charles Twine says that they are investigating cases of desertion against Omoko.