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Army court orders CMI to conclude jailed senior police officers investigations

Lt. Andrew Gutti 

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The General Court Martial has ordered the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) to expedite investigations in a case against seven Senior Police Officers, who are facing charges of being in unlawful possession of ammunition.

This follows Prosecution’s Maj. Raphael Mugisha to inform Court chair Lt.Andrew Gutti that he did not summon any witnesses, because CMI is still carrying out cross boarder investigations against the accused persons, and it needs more time to conclude these inquiries.

Lt.Gutti reminded Prosecution that the said officers have been on remand at Makindye Military Barracks and Luzira prison for 9 months now since their arrest in September last year.

He then adjourned the case and sent the suspects back to prison until June 05, 2018.

The officers include the former commandant of the Special investigations unit Nixon Agasirwe, and are also charged with the kidnap of 3 Rwandese Nationals whom they allegedly conveyed to their country without their consent.

CMI alleges that on October 24, 2017 at Najeera within Kiira division in Wakiso district , the 7 police officers together with 2 civilians were found in unlawful possession of 4 grenades which are ordinarily a monopoly of the UPDF.

Its further alleged that the seven police officers Kidnapped Joel Mutabazi and Jackson Kalemera on the October 25,2013 at Kamengo in Mpigi District and allegedly conveyed them to Rwanda against their will.

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