Police have confirmed that one of their own who was captured on video flogging an elderly woman is an Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Sam Okiror and has since passed on.
Okiror was attached to Mbale Central Police Station as the Field Force Commander.
A video has gone viral showing a police officer purported to be Okiror lashing an elderly woman who was minding her business.
The act has sparked outrage on social media with several demanding actions from Uganda Police against this errant officer.
In reply, the Chief Political Commissar of Police, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asan Kasingye using his personal Twitter account said the officer will go through the disciplinary courts of law.
However, moments later, he tweeted and said the officer had been identified and has long been dead.
According to the reports, Sam Okiror died on Monday, September 21st at Embago clinic where he had been swiftly admitted.
Okiror reportedly fell sick on Sunday morning, but his condition deteriorated while at the health facility, he consequently passed on and was buried Thursday 24th September at his ancestral home in Koena village, Kidongole Sub County in Bukedea District.