Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson said that Police last week charged 3 Uganda National Bureau of Statistics (UNBS) staff to Anti-corruption court over allegations of soliciting a bribe from employees of Huai-Hui factory in Kapeeka.
According to the Police, the Directorate of Crime Intelligence in coordination with the Kampala Metropolitan had gotten several complaints from investors and several appropriators of businesses that they were suffering at the hands of some UNBS officials who were demanding bribes to process the samples in their laboratories in time.
“Our task teams linked up with employees of Huai- Hui who had submitted samples in June but were not yet out. Because of the many complaints we did set up a trap in Bweyogerere and one Sanyu John David showed up and collected a UGX 2 million bribe” Enanga explained.
“Our team managed to arrest him with the bribe and upon his arrest he revealed that the bribe was solicited by other 2 technical analysts from the laboratory who were also later arrested.” He added.
Enanga made these remarks while addressing Journalists at the weekly security briefing at Police headquarters in Kampala on Monday.
In this briefing, Enanga also noted that these were produced at the Court and
currently, these are remanded.
Through their investigations, Police revealed that Sanyu David who was caught in action was to share UGX500,000, Bawabye Elias a colleague from the laboratory to share UGX500,000 and Okenyi David was to share the remaining 1million shillings upon arrival of the bribe.
Police in this briefing also assured the public that they have a role to investigate bribery and corruption-related acts and they reechoed that they will respond and investigate every incident upon receiving it.
“Bribery is unacceptable because it affects the ability of MDAs to deliver on their responsibilities” he articulated.
Police also shared the performance report of its Canine Unit and they reminded the public that these services are free of charge and no one should solicit any money when in need of them.
In this report from January to May 2023, Police revealed that this unit tracked a total of 8,563 cases and it managed to arrest 6,843 persons including 5,686 males 717 females, and 440 juveniles.
Out of these numbers, 2,463 were taken to court and 2,883 exhibits were recovered. the report further detailed.
Police thanked this department for registering such success and for effectively bringing out the role of the canine unit in all districts and regions across the country