At least 10 police officers have been arrested in connection to the kidnap and murder of social worker, Maria Nagirinya and her driver have been charged before Uganda Police Force’s Disciplinary Court.
After Nagirinya’s kidnap on August 28, President Museveni ordered for the arrest of the police officers who did not act after being alerted by relatives about it.
As a result, Police’s Professional Standards Unit (PSU) arrested three Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) and seven Police Constables (PCs).
Mr Museveni’s order came after Nagirinya’s father, Francis Lubowa and her uncle Dr Ben Mukwaya blamed detectives for being complacent when they informed them of how their daughter had been kidnapped alongside her part time driver, Ronald Kitayimbwa.
Police Court Chairperson, Dennis Odongpiny, hesitantly confirmed to this reporter that the officers had been charged and would return tomorrow (Wednesday).
“They appeared yesterday (Monday) and they will return tomorrow [Wednesday],” Mr Odongpiny said on Tuesday.