A senior police officer is on the spot following revelations he could have participated in the scamming of North Korean businessmen of monies exceeding Shs1.2billion in cash.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Siraj Bakaleke until last week the Kampala South Regional Police Commander is accused of ‘taking part’ in the scam that ended with South Korean investors losing their money.
It has also been alleged that Bakaleke and others illegally detained the Koreans and then attempted to have them deported shortly after they had been scammed of their money.
Police Spokesman Emilian Kayima, confirms Bakaleke faces charges of extortion, unlawful detention and deportation of Korean nationals. Bakaleke is being charged together with city lawyer Paul Wanyoto who has reportedly gone on the run.
Bakaleke is accused together with three junior police officers who are not in custody after securing police bond. The junior policemen have however been named as George Kayongo, Isaac Munezero, Kenneth Zirintusa and Patrick Ochan.
Kayima says the policemen are being investigated by the Police Professional Standards Unit and all the accused have recorded statements with PSU.
Bakaleke was last week reshuffled from Kampala South Regional Police as Commander to become the Political Education Chief under the Political Commissariat.