The Territorial police in Mbarara has suspended 4 of its officers, who caused a public nuisance act, after they barged into the wedding reception at Kakyika Technical Institute and arrested the bride on sanctioned charges of theft of Ugx. 8 million.
The investigations show a one Mirembe Henry, the former employer of the bride called, Christine Natuhwere, who was working for him as a bank agent, for Centenary Bank, at BNK building, high street in Mbarara city, opened a case of theft of Ugx. 8 million against her.
The matter was investigated and the case file submitted to the Resident State Attorney, Mbarara who advised the parties to seek a civil remedy.
However, the file was called by the Regional DPP, following a petition from the complainant. He re-perused the casefile and sanctioned the charges of the theft against the suspect and the case was returned to police.
It is alleged that the following day the officers in collusion with the complainant, caused a public nuisance act, after they barged into the wedding reception and arrested the bride.
Police says the arrest was disgraceful in front of the groom, family, friends, guests and in-laws. It turned out that what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life ended in a night mare.
Police adds that although it’s a duty of an officer, to effect arrest and produce suspects in court, over sanctioned criminal charges, in this very matter, the action of the officers was reprehensible and based on poor judgement.
The Regional Police Commander, Rwizi, upon learning about the incident, instructed for the immediate release of the bride, and extended apologies to the bride, the groom, family, in-laws, friend, guests and the church which wedded them.