In the spyreports of 15.03.2023,there was a malicious and misleading story under the Heading “IGP blocks CID from investigating Money related Cases”. We do strongly refute those claims, as False. The IGP has not issued any such instructions, that appear unlawful and Unconstitutional.
We do reiterate that all money related offences with a criminal connotation like cases of obtaining by false pretences, thefts, bribery, extortion etc are reportable criminal offences that are purnishable by law. We have meanwhile established that the journalist during his interaction with the Divisional CID officer at Old Kampala Police station, wanted the police to help his relative recover money that he had paid to a Labour Exporting Company, after it failed to secure for him a placement job. He was duly advised to file a complaint in the small claims Department in the respective court Jurisdiction, and avoid dragging the police in civil debt collection processes.
The reporter, therefore, based his story on the interaction he had with our officer and immediately rushed to write his story, without checking the facts, through reliable sources. We do strongly condemn the manner in which the IGPs office was dragged into the conflict of interest story.
We therefore, demand for an apology and immediate withdrawal of the false and malicious media story, which is intended to mislead the public and negatively portray the police. We pledge to continue working with the spyreports, if it adheres to media ethics, credibility, impartiality and maintenence of transparency.
SCP Fred Enanga