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Arrested top Police officers to face Military Court Martial

Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye confirmed the arrest of the top police officers but remained tight lipped on the reasons for their arrest. File photo.



The emerging details about the arrest of top Police officers at Naguru Police Barracks show that they are to face the military Court Martial.

These police officers would have faced a disciplinary committee of the Police but it is not yet established why they will face the court martial.

Military sources revealed the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) has so far arrested and detained them at Makindye barracks. And the arrest is still ongoing.

Those who were arrested include the Commissioner of Police, Joel Aguma, the law enforcement body’s Professional Standards Unit (PSU) and former Special Operations boss, Nickson Agasirwe.

Others are Kampala Metropolitan Police Flying Squad Commander, Sgt Abel Tumukunde and ASP Magada who worked in the Crime Intelligence Unit.

Quoting New Vision, the Government newspaper, Agasirwe was arrested for allegedly involved in armed robberies , while Aguma is implicated in illegal repatriation of refugees.

“There were several complaints the President got from United Nations about the status of refugees in Uganda. Rwandenes and South Sudanese are being forceful repatriated,” NewVision stated.

CMI sources revealed that more Police officers are facing arrest on order of President Museveni over the rampant murders and robberies in the country.

Facing CMI
So far those who have been arrested, sources revealed that they have appeared before the committee of CMI headed by CMI boss Col Abel Kanduho.

After hours of interrogation, Aguma and Agasirwe were left to go, but have to report back to CMI, as investigations are going on, about their alleged involvements in dubious deals.

“But they cannot move outside Kampala city,” a source revealed.

Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye confirmed the arrest but remained tight lipped on the reasons for their arrest.

“But the army is mandated to give us the information why they have arrested our senior officers,” he added.

Former Rwandan soldier arrested
The shakeup in Uganda Police comes at a time when Rwandanese residing in Uganda including Ex Rwandan Rene Rutagungira.

Fights within Police
Highly placed sources within the Police are saying that some senior officers are using CMI to arrest their colleagues. The fight within the force according to sources is caused by intrigue.

Some cook fake reports to implicate their colleagues,” a source said.

Since the death of the late AIP Andrew Kaweesi, Police force has faced negative publicity. The President ordered Gen. Kale Kayihura, the Police boss to “clean the police force.”

“All these murders, I have followed myself. There are always clues leading to the criminals but the criminals have infiltrated the police,” the president said.

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