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Kireka Police Station Commander, Nicholas Muyonjo, has reportedly agreed to refund the stolen exhibits worth Shs17m belonging to a businessman, Michael Dean Omoit. Muyonjo was arrested alongside his junior, William Kawooya, while another accused police officer, Joshua Jagule, escaped. The trio allegedly stole the exhibits belonging to Omoit who had moved out of Kireka police station to meet his friend. The Police’s Professional Standards Unit (PSU) ordered for the trio’s arrest last week. Omoit told the press that Muyonjo and Kawooya have been released on police bond after they pleaded with him through his lawyer to set them free so that they can refund the money. “They requested me to allow them get out so that they can raise my money. But also, it was their right because they had been in cells for more than 48 hours. They said they would give me back my money today but I haven’t heard from them,” Omoit said.  Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, confirmed that Muyonjo and Jagule had been released on bond. A police source said Muyonjo, Jagule and Kawooya will face Police Disciplinary Court even if they refund the money. “They were given police Bond. They are likely to appear in our disciplinary court next week,” Onyango said.  In his April 10 petition to Kampala Metropolitan Criminal Investigations Department (CID) commander, copied to Minister of Internal Affairs, Inspector General of Police, Deputy IGP, Inspector General of Government (IGG), Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), and KMP Commander, Omoit says the implicated officers had denied knowledge about his money. Omoit says the three agreed to refund his money after he tabled evidence that incriminates them. The evidence was Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage and witnesses from Palz Food Court in Kireka from where they allegedly shared the money.  “There are two possibilities. One is that they comply and bring back my money or I proceed with court process. We have all the evidence that incriminates the suspects including eyewitnesses and CCTV footage,” Omoit said. He said the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had returned the file to Kira CID commander to fix some few gaps and it would be taken back if the suspects delay to raise his money.  When he assumed the office of the of the IGP, Okoth Martin Ochola promised to wipe off Kawukumi that had infested the Uganda Police Force. A minority number in the police ranks like the late ASP Mohamed Kirumira openly accused the police of becoming  a criminal hub.  For comments, call or text us on 0752510225.



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