Police regional commander Bakaleke suspended

By Robert Segawa

Police has suspended  the Assistant Commissioner of police Siraji Bakaleke accused of unlawful arrest of South Korean businessmen and extorting money from them worth shs 1.4bn.

Bakaleke the former Kampala South regional police commander had been appointed as Acting Commissioner in charge of Police Political Education by Gen Kale Kayihura before he was sacked.

According to the police letter signed by the director Human Resource and administration Hajji Moses Balimwoyo who is the deployment officer for all police personnel, Bakaleke has been asked to leave office to allow investigations to be complete.

Bakaleke has been suspended together with ASP Herbert Akankwasa, Robert Asimwe, Ayebale and Kenneth Zirintusa. They are facing charges of unlawful arrest and confiscation of property.

Bakaleke together with his co-accused are implicated for allegedly extorting more than Shs1.4 billion (USD 400,000) from two South Korean nationals.