Inspector General of police, Gen. Kale Kayihura has finally replaced incarcerated officer Senior Commissioner of Police Joel Aguma, the former commandant of the police Professional Standards Unit.
SCP Aguma has been replaced with ACP Okalany John who has been in the Directorate of Legal and Human rights.
The development follows the arrest of Joel Aguma and several other police commanders including Senior Superintendent of Police Nixon Agasirwe, the former special operations unit boss at Nalufenya in Jinja district; Faisal Katende, an operative in the flying squad; Assistant Superintendent of Police Magada (crime intelligence); AIP Mpambuzo, Sgt Abel Tumukunde, the Kampala Metropolitan Police flying squad commander, and Ali Kabanda, a flying squad operative.
Aguma is in trouble for allegedly engaging in subversive acts, including colluding with foreign security agents to abduct and forcibly return Rwandan political asylum seekers/refugees to Rwanda.
The office has been under leadership of SCP Good Mwesigwa since Aguma’s arrest in October 2017. Mwesigwa now awaits re-deployment.
According to the IGP’s letter dated 10th January 2018, announcing the appointment/transfer, the development takes immediate effect and the Director Human resource has been instructed to witness handing and taking over.