Nine police officers charged over theft of TV screen

Wednesday January 15 2020

Jinja Police Station

Jinja Police Station where the TV screen was stolen 

By Andrew Bagala

Nine police officers have been charged with theft and neglect of duty at Jinja Central Police Station following the theft a television set at the station’s reception.

The nine officers include the duty officer at the rank of assistant superintendent of police, a sergeant, five corporals, one detective constable and a special police constable.

According to Kiira Region Police spokesman, Ms Diana Nandawula the officers were on duty at the time of the incident.

"Investigations into the matter have commenced and more updates on the progress will be availed," Ms Diana Nandawula, the Kiira Region Police spokesman said.

The 40-inch plasma screen that was given to the law-enforcement agency by Startimes Company last month was on Monday plucked off the wall adjacent to the reception that is usually manned by at least three officers who operate in shifts.

While police thought they had firmly kept the incident under wraps, a detective who declined to be named, on Tuesday morning said the television was stolen.