Police Dismisses Two Officers Over Abuse of Office

  • by Mary Ociiti
  • July 19, 2020


The Police Disciplinary Standby Court has sentenced two police officers to dismissal from the Force over corrupt tendencies and scandalous behaviour.

On Saturday, police dismissed Sergeant Ibrahim Ssesanga, the acting officer in charge of traffic at Masaka CPS and Sergeant Julius Ewalu, the head of operations at the same station.

Court chaired by Assistant Superintendent of Police David Manzi heard that on July 2, 2020, Sgt Ssesanga acted in a scandalous manner that resulted into the death of a boda- boda rider, Hussein Walugembe.

Walugembe who died by setting himself on fire inside the traffic office, was also a support staff at Masaka CPS serving suspects in custody with food and also used to do casual work at Masaka Police Barracks.

Prosecution led by Mr Issac Owana presented 10 witnesses who pinned the officers.
Ssesanga was pinned on two counts of corrupt tendencies and scandalous behaviour that resulted into the death of Walugembe whose motorcycle registration number UDL 591L had been impounded during operations on June 30, 2020 and handed over to traffic police for allegedly flouting curfew guidelines.