Police on Thursday, 4th June 2020 arrested a civilian who was wearing police uniform in order to beat the checkpoint.

Gumisiriza Lauben was arrested along Mbarara-Isingiro Rd in Isingiro District when traffic police officer of Isingiro District who were manning a checkpoint stopped him.

He was riding a motorcycle fully clad in a Uganda police uniform with a female passenger and when asked to introduce himself, he said he is a police officer but  later confessed to be a civilian.

Lauben, 24, a self-employed resident of Bushenyi District had hired the Police uniform from a one police constable at shs10,000. The suspect was transferred from Isingiro to Mbarara for further management and charged with the possession of Government property and Impersonation.

Police has cautioned the public against applying illegal means to beat checkpoints mounted especially during this COVID_19 outbreak.

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