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“Torture is not a technique of investigation,” IGP Ochola warns police officers


If there is one thing that agitates Martin Okoth Ochola, the Inspector General of Police, it is the belief that the Uganda Police Force is the most corrupt institution in Uganda.

Ochola expressed his disappointment with this belief saying as head of the police, he will do anything to change its tainted image.

He was speaking at a workshop of senior police officers at the Police Senior Command and Staff College in Bwebajja today.


“We are tired of being ranked number one most corrupt institution. I know some Police officers are corrupt when it comes to police services like bonds, canine unit and criminalisation of civil matters. But you cannot say the entire force is corrupt,” he said.

He said the police had made some operational mistakes and during the four day workshop, they are going to try to strategise on how they can have a modern professional service-oriented force.

Among the issues to be discussed at the workshop is the issue of violation of rights of suspects and torture.

He reminded officers that torture is not a technique of investigation.

Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeeyi, the deputy IGP said that as much as government is putting in effort to deliver security infrastructure like CCTV camera, finger prints on guns, they are left with no option but to exert pressure on lower officers to deliver.

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