KAMPALA – Mbarara District Police Commander Jaffar Magyezi has today been added on the list of police and army officers arrested and grilled over different crimes allegedly committed during the reign of Gen Kale Kayihura.
Magyezi was on Monday picked up from Mbarara and taken to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) headquarters in Mbuya, Kampala, for questioning on yet to be known matters.
The spokesperson of UPDF 2nd Division that is based at Makenke in Mbarara, Lt Geoffrey Sande, confirmed the development.
“He has been taken to Mbuya; I don’t know why they want him. I think he will be back shortly,” Lt Sunday said in a telephone interview. “What I know is that he is at the CMI headquarters. We don’t know more than that,” he added.
However, it is believed that Magyezi’s arrest is in connection with several offences connected to kidnap, espionage, reason and illegal expatriation of refugees.
Security agencies have so far arrested over 26 police officers, who were Gen Kale Kayihura’s blue-eyed boys connected to kidnap, espionage, reason and illegal expatriation of refugees.
They include former cybercrime boss Richard Ndaboine, former Flying Squad Commander Herbert Muhangi, former director of Crime Intelligence Col Ndawula Atwooki and Lt Col Peter Musherure, the former deputy police director of crime intelligence.