Hon. Justice Eldad Mwangusya, the Retired Judge of Supreme Court has urged police investigators to “put emphasis on proper handling of exhibits, management of confessions, thorough management of the scene of crime and making sure that much of the evidence assembled is scientific.”
Justice Mwangusya was giving a lecture to the 77 police detectives who are undertaking a Homicide refresher course organized by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, at the CID Headquarters in Kibuli, Kampala.
The lecture is being held in conjunction with the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) as part of the program in making fundamental improvements to enhance efficient and effective investigations.
He also advised the investigators to strictly follow and adhere to the procedures during their routine investigations.
Recently, the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) arrested eight suspects, among them six Police officers, accused of setting ablaze an exhibits office at the Katwe Police Station in Makindye division, Kampala.
The CID boss Grace Akullo told media that the suspects had been picked and investigations were ongoing. She added that they would be charged for abuse of office, neglect of duty, destroying evidence, conspiracy to commit a felony and arson, among others.
STA DAILY has learnt that the course will climax tomorrow, Friday at about 2pm with the Inspector General of Police expected to be the chief guest.