THIS WEEK: UPDF officials who shot civilian convicted
Three Uganda People Defence Forces (UPDF) officials were on July22 tried and convicted for shooting dead a civilian, Paul Tumukunde.
The Division Court Martial of the Special Forces Command (SFC) that sat in Sembabule town sentenced to death Constable Canan Nkamuhebwa attached to the Police Presidential Guard (PPG). The court also sentenced Johnson Abasa and Pte Able Katsigazi to 15years for conspiracy and 40 years for abetting the crime respectively.
While commenting on the speedy judgment – convicting, trying and sentencing in one sitting, Force Spokesman Brig Richard Karemire said suspects were free to appeal their sentences if at all they are not contented adding that speedy judgment is what all judicial officials should adopt in case they have everything needed for the case to be disposed off.
Tumukunde was shot on July20 at a guest house in Sembabule.