AIGP Akullo Bows Out after 21 years in Police Force

Kampala – Assistant Inspector General of Police Grace Akullo has left the Force following contract expiry.

AIGP Akullo, who has been the director of Interpol, handed over office to her deputy Senior Commissioner of Police (SCP) Joseph Obwona Tuesday.

“It is true, I have handed over the office today (Tuesday). The Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth-Ochola told me to hand over the office to SCP Obwona,” Ms Akullo said.

Ms Akullo, 53, is the fourth police director to exit police this year.

Unlike her colleagues, who exited after their contracts were not renewed, Ms Akullu did not get a contract despite applying for one.

According to a police Human Resource source, early this year, the Commissioner Human Resources informed Ms Akullo that she had to retire from the police and later apply for a contract in April as it is a policy for officers at the rank of AIGP.

She allegedly complied. However, President Museveni allegedly did not respond to her application prompting the IGP Ochola to instruct her to hand over office as she awaits to hear from the appointing authority.

Police officers above the age of 45, who are promoted to the rank of AIGP, have to retire from the police and work on contract. Police officers below the AIGP rank work until they reach the retirement age of 60.

However, the government had waived the requirement for late Andrew Felix Kaweesi and Ms Akullo when they were promoted to AIGP.

The President has the powers to grant contracts to police officers at the rank of commissioner and above.

Ms Akullo, an accountant, is renowned for her investigations of the corruption cases in the Global Fund, GAVI (vaccine alliance), Office of the Prime Minister, Pension and Micro Finance Support Centre scandals, while she was still in the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID).

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