IGP To Police Officers: Stop Rushing to Pick Up Suspects

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In short
According to Kayihura, rushing to arrest suspects without sufficient investigations only creates problems for the force.

Edward Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police has cautioned police officers against rushing to conduct arrest without through investigations.
 
According to Kayihura, rushing to arrest suspects without sufficient investigations only creates problems for the force.
 
//Cue in "arrest you create…"
Cue out "…nina emisamgo gimala."//
 
He was responding to reports of arrests of several boda boda motorists prior to his visit to Kibuku district to commission Kilika police station on Saturday.  

The police station was built in collaboration between residents and crime preventers in the area at the tune of Shillings 8 million.

Residents decided to construct the police station following a spate of gruesome murders in the area between 2013 and 2014. 

Kayihura urged the officers to use the neighborhood watch to stem crime in their areas.
 

//Cue in "Use neighborhood watch…"
Cue out "…you don't arrest."//

The IGP's statement come a few days after he and his junior commanders were dragged to Makindye's Chief Magistrate's court by a group of lawyers for torturing the supporters of Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party presidential candidate.

They are wanted to answer charges of torture contrary to sections 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act, 2012.