Four Field Force Unit Police Officers have been arrested for recording and circulating a video of a couple caught having sex in a car.
Last week, a video was circulating on Social media showing police officers from an unidentified police station interrogating a half -naked couple that had been arrested having sex in their vehicle on the road.
While addressing the media on Monday, police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said the officers including corporal Mathew Magala and Constables Musa Ssemakula, Yonasan Ndyanabo and Joel Mayenge had been arrested and are currently being investigated for their actions.
Enanga revealed that Four police officers attached to the Field Force Unit have been charged with discreditable conduct after they recorded a man and woman, lovemaking in a car and shared their video, while half-naked.
“On investigation, the video which went viral was traced to officers of the Integrated Highway Patrol in Kakira. The officers had found a man and woman making love in a car near Kakira main gate on the On September 7, 2019.” Enanga said
He added that the officers should have charged the couple for acts of being a nuisance but noted that they instead recorded them on video and shared the recording from their phones, a thing he said was improper according to Police standards adding that it was wrong for the police officers to put suspects in a vulnerable position and later take advantage of their situation by having fun of them.
“Their (police officers) behaviour is unethical and immoral. As an organization, we expect the highest level of integrity and moral strength from everyone in the integrated highway patrol and the force at large.” added Enanga
“We would like to reiterate that there is no place in our institution for individuals who choose to manipulate the law, force discipline and policy for their selfish interests.”
The Police spokesperson warned officers to desist from such behavior because it tarnishes the image of the Uganda Police.