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The Police Driver who Used Police Van, Soliciting Funds from Stranded Travelers Arrested

Police has arrested one of their drivers identified as Sgt Christopher Opio who allegedly misused a police van yesterday on Kampala streets by soliciting funds from stranded travelers the act which contradicts with presidential Covid-19 directives.

Yesterday a police vehicle was seen in Kampala streets taking people to their destination as the driver solicits funds from stranded travelers.

In the video, recorded by people who were nearby, the passenger is seen asking the police officer to take him as he stands on the door of the car, the police officers then signals him to enter the van to which he does and then a lady in the front seat is seen giving the driver her transport fare and so does the man who has just entered.

According to Enanga, the driver was tracked down and arrested in Kole District, enroute to his home District in Alebtong.

‘‘Sgt Christopher Opio, has been taken into custody for alleged misuse of a police van, after he reportedly diverted it for his personal duties.’’  He said

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The driver was captured on a video which went viral on social media, transporting passengers to Kampala, against the new Presidential guidelines and Ministry of Health SOPs, police spokesperson Fred Enanga added.

”As police, we strongly condemn the actions of our driver which serve to undermine our enforcement efforts in the fight against Covid-19 in the country. The shameful act is also in direct contrast with our fleet management protocols, where all police drivers are as a must directed to park their vehicles at their work stations,” he said.

CP Enanga also said the errant driver who is attached to the public relations department, did not adhere to the force’s instructions.

Mr. Enanga thanked the public for recording and share the mentioned video on such acts of misconduct during a critical period of the pandemic where all private & public means of transport were banned for 42 days national wide.

Jolliebest Kasajja
Jolliebest Kasajja
Jolliebest Kasajja is a Ugandan Photo Journalist, Influencer, Photo and Videographer, News Editor and a critic in African Politics
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