"I now await an official message replacing me such that I can hand over office to whoever is deemed fit...Eventually when the court makes its verdict, I will put in my official retirement application to earn my discharge letter.
I want to leave the police since its clean and I'm branded dirty. I will not accept to hold office meanwhile am being tried. I would love to keep my reputation as a freedom fighter. This is my decision which I shall not change permanently. For those who are hurt I'm sorry indeed", he added.
"Some of the witnesses were killed by police like Kato Pius who was killed in 2012 August and I had been charged for assaulting him, he was a notorious robber with [police] protection.
Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima in a statement released this evening says the police officer's actions are scandalous and cannot be tolerated in the force.
"When the full wrath of the law weighs on you, it will be you alone to tell the story and you will need no sympathy," Kayima warned Kirumira in the statement.
The Police Act provides guidelines for an officer to resign which include writing to the permanent secretary of ministry of Internal Affairs, which request is discussed and cleared in the police administration chaired by the Minister of Internal Affairs.
Kayima says instead of following the laid down procedures, Kirumira has contravened the code of conduct of any serving police officer.
"He has even gone ahead to grant interviews to some media houses which is an act of indiscipline and totally contravenes the code of conduct of serving police officers," Kayima says.
Kirumira, however, says if he has committed any crime by making media statements, it should be added on the charge sheet.
"If anyone feels that by me saying this I have committed a crime, let them add it on the other ones. I want to leave the force a clean man," Kirumira said.
Kirumira pleaded not guilty to the charges ranging from torture, extortion, corruption, bribery, unlawful arrests and excessive use of authority.
He also faces charges of neglect of duty and corruption practices contrary to Section 44(1) Code 23(a) and discreditable or irregular conduct contrary to Section 44(1) Code 12 of the Police Act.
The cases of extortion and torture being prefered against Kirumira have been under investigations by the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) for years.
In fact, Kirumira who has grown through the ranks from a police constable in the last eight years was in 2014 suspended for allegedly torturing a suspect and cutting off his finger.
The suspect was months later shot dead while robbing a mobile money shop in Bweyogerere prompting the late AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi to re-instated Kirumira before closing off his case.
Kaweesi was looked at as Kirumira's godfather in the force before he was shot dead in March last year. Despite the cases, Kirumira has been recognised within the force and by residents as having been pertinent in fighting crimes in Nansana and Kisaasi, Wakiso district.