By Fred Kiva
The Police Flying Squad operatives have surrounded the home of embattled Buyende District Police Commander, Muhammad Kirumira in Bulenga on Mityana Road.
Speaking to Kampala Post on phone Kirumira said the policemen raided his home at about 5am on Thursday in what he claims is a move to ‘kidnap’ him’.
“They jumped over the wall at 5am, they have no one leading them, they are unknown to me, who knows they want to kidnap me. I have refused to open for them until Kayima (Police Spokesperson) comes here,” Kirumira fumed.
Kirumira who says the police intentions of raiding his home are not yet clear also claims it could be intended to block him from appearing before the police court today.
“I am meant to appear before the police tribunal today February 1, this could be a move to block me from attending and then they accuse me of dodging,” he said. At the time of filing the story social media was awash with pictures of the errant police officer in uniform inside his house with policemen surrounding it.
Efforts to talk to police spokesperson Emilian Kayima on the police deployment at Kirumira’s home, were futile as he could not pick this reporter’s phone calls. He however issued a statement on Wednesday evening accusing Kirumira of breaching the police code of conduct, after the Buyende District Police Commander posted a resignation statement on his social media account earlier in the day.
Kirumira now facing a barrage of cases before the police tribunal said he was resigning in protest of what he called trumped up charges intended to mar his reputation.
The DPC is facing a number of offences including corruption, extortion, torture and unnecessary exercise of authority before the police tribunal.