The Police Professional Standards Unit has arrested a policeman who was selling government stores stock which included bullets and handcuffs, among others.
The policeman, corporal Karim Bamugireko attached to the construction unit of police was arrested on Friday after a set up executed by the commandant PSU Joel Aguma, acting on intelligence information that the officer and others still at large, have been selling bullets at a cost of 6,000 Shillings.
Two people pretending to be criminals approached the officer indicating that they were referred to him by a colleague to negotiate a purchase. They photocopied the notes and retained copies of their serial numbers which were later used by the professional Standards Unit to net the policeman.
At the time of his arrest, Bamugireko had just received 400,000 Shillings from the buyers in exchange for 63 bullets. He was arrested from Naguru, in the outskirts of Kampala.
Preliminary investigations reveal that Bamugireko had also previously sold out two handcuffs at 100,000 Shillings and was planning to sell another 35 bullets. A search at his home In Naguru Police Barracks on Saturday led to the recovery of 36 other bullets and 5 handcuffs.