KAMPALA – Wandegeya Police Station has detained Inspector of Police Luben Ngasaki and his son, Walter Mumbere, after the latter was found dressed in his father’s police uniform.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango revealed that the incident happened on August 23, 2020 at around 10pm in Wandegeya Police Station.
“Mumbere, a civilian, picked the uniform in the police barracks while his father was away from home and wore it,” he said.
He added: “Mumbere, who was drank, moved out while making uncoordinated statements, which raised suspicion that he wasn’t a police officer,” he said.
According to Onyango, Mumbere was arrested and taken to the station where it was established that he wasn’t a police officer.
“He has been charged with being in possession of government stores and his father Inspector of Police Ngasaki has been charged with neglect of duty since he failed to protect government stores,” he said in a statement.
Onyango further noted that both suspects are detained at Wandegeya Police Station pending court.
“IP Ngasaki is likely to appear in our disciplinary court while the son will appear in criminal court,” he said.
He advised all police officers to guard jealously all the police kits and equipment in their possession and not allow their relatives and children to play with them.