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Embattled former Director of Crime Intelligence Ndahura seeks for bail

Former Director of Crime Intelligence in the Uganda Police Force Col. Ndahura Atwooki applies for bail. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The jailed former Director of Crime Intelligence in the Uganda Police Force Col. Ndahura Atwooki has on Monday formerly applied to be released on bail before the General Court Martial pending the hearing of his case.

Col. Nduhura who is facing charges of aiding and abetting the kidnapping by commission, repatriating Rwandan exile and refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda between 2012 and 2016 appeared before Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti for the hearing of his bail.

He is jointly charged with the former police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura, Herbert Muhangi; the former commandant of Uganda police’s Flying squad, and his former deputies  Richard Ndaboine and Patrick Muramira.

Others are; a staff officer attached to the flying squad unit Jonas Ayebaza and Abel Kitagenda also an operative in the Flying squad unit.

Col. Nduhura through his lawyer Evans Ochieng has asked the Army court to release him on bail pending trial because of his ill-health.

Ochienge has presented Col. Nduhura’s medical form signed by his private doctor stating that he (Col Nduhura) needs specialized treatment and diet because he is Diabetic and Hypertensive.

Court further heard that this special treatment and meals cannot be provided in Military detention at Makindye where Col. Nduhura has so far spent 210 days.

Col. Ndahura has also presented 4 sureties including 4 UPDF officers, Rtd capt Donozio Kahonda as assurance that he will return back to court for trial once released on bail.

However, prosecution led by Maj. Rapheal Mugisha asked that further hearing of the bail application be adjourned to January 22, 2019, saying that he was not ready to respond to the application.

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