Police in Mubende has arrested three police officers, who had deserted the police force and went hiding in the village.
Mubende district police commander Enock Abaine, said that the three deserters were arrested from Kiyuni traders centre in Kiyuni Sub county, Mubende district, where they have been hiding for the past three months.
He identified the suspects as Kafuko Iddi, Ssebukeera Vincent and Kisembo Medard, all police constables who were attached to the police’s Field Force Unit in Kampala.
The arrest of the suspects followed a tip of by the concerned residents of Kiyuni Sub County who had seen the policemen at the village hiding.
He said the police had deployed detectives and used different tricks to track the officers since they left the force.
He added that the police men had escaped with police uniforms, and were still earning salaries through their bank accounts.
Abaine explained that, the three had become a threat to the community, as many times they had been spotted in the community, wearing police uniforms at night.