Police Officer Loses Job for Defying Presidential Directive against Charcoal Dealing in Northern Uganda

The Officer was Smuggling Charcoal in Police Truck

By Nathan Eyagu
The Uganda Police force has dismissed one of their own from the forces over the illegal possession and dealing in forestry products.
The police driver only identified as CPL Walukayo Jude, attached to Elgon region in Mbale was arrested together with three other dealers from Nakapiripirit, on the 3.07.2023 while transporting 80 bags of charcoal along the Nakapiripirit-Moroto highway, in a police lorry truck underĀ reg.no. UP 9639.
Walukayo was immediately charged with scandalous behaviour and dismissed from the Force.
According to SCP Enanga Fred, police Spokesperson, the officer was charged in court with 3 other charcoal dealers, who included; Okiror Isaiah, Mugabi Peter and Mubogi David Luke, for the operations against charcoal dealings in Karamoja are ongoing following the executive directive from H.E. the President.
The 4 were later remanded to Namalu prison.
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