By our reporter

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola has suspended former Kampala Metropolitan Police South Commandant ACP Siraje Bakaleke over robbery and illegal arrest of South Korean nationals.

Bakaleke was suspended with four of his accomplices who include ASP Herbert Akankwasa, Detective Inspector Robert Ray Asiimwe, Constable Drover Robert Ayebare and Constable Kenneth Zirintusa.

According to Daily Monitor, the suspects were ordered to hand over office with immediate effect.

“It is true that the officers have been suspended to allow smooth investigation of their cases,” said Deputy Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango.

February this year, Siraj Bakaleke and four other police officers were implicated for allegedly extorting $ 400,000 (About more Ugx. 1.4 billion) from two South Korean nationals who were in the country to purchase gold.