The reportedly stolen Uganda Police Bus has been found with the driver in the villages of Mityana.The bus went missing on Sunday night has been impounded and its driver Geoffrey Mwase arrested.
According to a statement from Police, the bus Reg No: UP 5484, Higar make, Police Blue (color) was intercepted at Morgana Petrol Station in Mityana District last night by police officers on duty, but its registration plate had been plucked off.
According to the Deputy Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the bus was still in its proper condition and not dismantled.
“The driver had just driven it to the village to enjoy Christmas with it and show off to village mates,” he said.
“The driver will be charged with disobedience of lawful orders before our disciplinary court,”Onyango added.
Police mouthpiece, Emilian Kayima also confirmed the driver of the bus has been arrested and will be investigated accordingly.
“The driver was carrying out personal errands, far from what duty called him to do. And he has been arrested and bus impounded. He will accordingly be investigated.”
A one Ronnie Hakiza and eyalama.com reader claims that he saw the bus loading people in Katanga on the very night it was allegedly stolen. He maintains that during the process, certain police officers were besides the bus guiding passengers onto the bus.
“But I saw that very bus loading people near Aryan Hostel(formerly Akamwesi) in Katanga, Wandegeya on that very night when you say it was stolen, and it had some police men watching the people embark onto the said bus.”