By Our Reporter
Former Koboko DPC, Samuel Abwang has shown his new look in Canada where he fled to after he was accused of promoting homosexuality and selling guns.
Abwang fled to Canada from Makindye Military barracks where he had been detained by security agencies who had arrested him on allegations of promoting homosexuality and selling guns in May 2023.
Sources have it that shortly after Parliament of Uganda passed the anti-homosexuality act which the President never assented to, ASP Abwang while on duty in Koboko District was apprehended by soldiers of UPDF.
At the time he was serving as Koboko District Police Commander (DPC). Abwang, while at the station, sources say was living larger than life prompting his superiors and juniors to question his source of wealth.
“In Koboko all cops sleep in houses provided by Police which mostly are uniports. But Afande Sam (as his is commonly known) was staying in a hotel from the time he was deployed in West Nile,” said a source who preferred anonymity.
While in West Nile, Abwang would travel to Kampala to make merry with his pals in the city’s posh hangouts and he would foot the bills.
At his rank and deployment Abwang was earning shs 800,000. This amount can only be spent on fuel if anyone was to travel from West Nile to Kampala. His source of extra income, however remained his secret.
After his arrest the extravagant cop was told his charges were; recruitment of homosexuals and selling guns.
A separate source said, Abwang was detained in Makindye army barracks and was not produced in either military or civilian court for trial. His arrest remained a top secret in security circles.
However, those who sanctioned his arrest were dismayed to learn that Abwang had gone missing in Makindye detention facility.
“They later learnt he had fled to Canada where he presently stays,” a source said.
A number of Ugandans involved in homosexuality have sought sanctuary in Canada decrying extreme persecution back at home.
Many have since gained citizenship in those foreign nations.
Another source who wished to remain unnamed recounted how Abwang at one point tried to sodomise him after paying a room a Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala.
ASP Samuel Abwang, in 2016 was transferred from Police Training School (PTS) Kabalye to Nsangi as OC and would later be sent to Wandegeya Police station in same capacity before he was deployed to Koboko as DPC.