KAMPALA– Former Coordinator of Military Intelligence, General David Sejusa has said the three men who were captured on camera manhandling and later kidnapping a man last week might be a militia group within security forces and can’t be officers of Uganda People’s Defence Forces.
Sejusa made the remarks on his Twitter handle during an interaction with his followers after a video recording showed security operatives manhandle three plain-clothed men rough up Yusuf Kawooya amidst please from the victim to stop the beating, but his pleas fell on death ears and were later whisked off to an unknown location.
As news of the horrific incidence hit the public, Sejusa called on Government to make sure the just recently installed CCTV Cameras would identify the criminals, writing, “Hope Museveni’s cameras can show the faces of those “armed men”! When atrocities are state inspired, how will cameras be of use?”
After reports that the gun-wielding men had been paraded before General Court Martial and charged win improper conduct while executing the arrest, Sejusa described Kawooya’s arrest as heartless, adding that though the scenario seems no longer news in Uganda.
“Most distressing thou is surrender of the population. I highly doubt they are regular UPDF soldiers! Perhaps some auxiliary force hired to commit crime? It is standard practice when charging UPDF personnel, names, unit& service numbers are read out. I didn’t hear these! Can these bandits be under regular command? How?” Sejusa asked rhetorically.
The General also went on to caution Kawooya’s lawyers to task the UPDF with more questions arguing, “Lawyers should ask for their full-service record. It’s one thing managing an indisciplined army but it’s quite another thing dealing with an illegal militia force bearing arms with no designated structure of command/control! Those can’t be trained Soldiers!,” Sejusa said.