Police Boss Netted Over Bribe
A senior Uganda Police Force (UPF) officer was on Tuesday night arrested in Tororo district for allegedly soliciting for a bribe from Chinese traders.
Inspector of Police Yefusa Naraha, the Officer in Charge of Mera Police Station, was arrested for allegedly receiving a bribe of Shs500, 000 from Chinese traders. Naraha’s arrest came after the said Chinese traders alerted the Professional Standards Unit PSU about his demands, prompting the PSU Commandant Fortune Habyara to direct the Regional PSU officer, Benin Tulyasingula, to effect Naraha’s arrest.
Naraha was netted after releasing Chinese traders he had arrested for smuggling 25 gas cylinders into Kenya. It is alleged that Nahara intercepted the traders after discovering that they had only paid taxes for 100 of the 125 gas cylinders.
Sowali Kamulya, the Tororo Region Police spokesperson, said Nahara detained the suspects but released them the next day after receiving money from them.
“He asked them for money on after arrest but they didn’t have it. He seized the cylinders and returned them the next day after they had paid him the money,” Kamulya says.
He added that IP Naraha will be paraded before the Anticorruption court after the Director Public Prosecution (DPP) sanctioning charges against him.