KAMPALA – Senior police officers are among 17 people who were on Thursday, August 13, remanded to Kitalya government prison in connection with unlawfully demolishing St. Peter’s church in Ndeeba, Rubaga Division, Kampala.
The accused, who include Katwe Police Division Commander David Epedu, appeared before Makindye Court Grade One magistrate, Jude Okumu, where they denied the charges.
The owner of the contentious piece of land Dodoviko Mwanje did not appear in court.
The police officers are separately faced four counts including disobedience of lawful orders of the commander of Kampala Metropolitan area Moses Kafeero; who had ordered them to deploy security at St. Peter’s church in Ndeeba inorder to avert any demolition or destruction at the said church.
The officers are also charged with theft of chairs, doors and other property belonging to the church.
The officers appeared in the dock jointly with 11 other people including a 65-year old retired army officer, Muhammad Kawooya, together with whom they face a charge of malicious damage of property.
Court adjourned the course to August 24.