Suspects accused of bribing police officer to kill murder case speak out

She says that in the process of giving the money, the CID told her to confirm the money from his office and not to tell anyone that they had paid money.

Arua: Suspects who were recently arrested by the police in Arua district on allegations of attempting to bribe a police CID officer with two million shillings to kill a murder case are accusing the police of having asked for the money in order to release their relative.

This comes contrary to the earlier published story in which the police accused Ajikia Annet, 28 years old, the wife of the murder suspect Onzima Innocent, and Nyakuta Brian, aged 22, a boda-boda rider, of allegedly attempting to bribe police with two million shillings (2,000,000) in order to kill a murder case that took place on December 17, 2023, which left Arijole Alido dead.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday evening April17, 2024 after their release on bond, the suspects said they were asked by CID Detective ASP Kalinaki Japhar to raise the said money.

Ajikia Annet, whose husband was to be released after paying the money, says her husband was arrested on Friday at 4 a.m., and at around 8 a.m., her husband called her to take the 2 million shillings that they had agreed on with the CID to secure his release.

She says that in the process of giving the money, the CID told her to confirm the money from his office and not to tell anyone that they had paid money.

Ajikia further says that when it reached Saturday and the suspect whom they paid for to be released was not yet out after paying the money on Friday, April 12, 2024, they went back on Saturday and were warned not to come back the next day, Sunday.

But when they brought food on Sunday, an in-law of the arrested inquired from the CID on what the money was meant for. The CID, ASP Kalinaki Japhar, immediately wrote down their details and ordered their arrest and detention at around 3 PM.

Meanwhile, Amaku Geoffrey, an in-law of the murder suspect, says his sister was asked for extra money of one million, which they declined to pay but instead asked for a refund of two million, which made the CID take the action of arresting his sister and the boda-boda rider.

Nyakuta Brian the boda-boda rider says he was innocently arrested and calls upon human rights defenders to come to his rescue as he contemplates suing the police officer who innocently arrested him with no reason, damaging his image over what he does not know.

“I’m  just aboda boda rider. My client asked me to take her to the Arua Central Police Station in Odumi to take food for her husband, who was behind bars, but upon reaching there, I was arrested, told to remove my jacket, and taken to cells. At 10 p.m., they brought me out to make a statement, which I refused because I didn’t know why I was arrested, nor am I a relative to the suspect. So I call upon human rights to help me because I want to sue the police officer who arrested me, but because he is a police officer, I know they will not listen to me because I don’t know English,” said Nyakuta Brian.

By the time we published this story, the police had not yet released an official statement regarding the matter.

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