Senior Police officers return to army court

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Nine people including former commander police Special Operations Unit, Senior Superintendent of  Police Nixon Agasirwe, Senior Commissioner of Police Joel Aguma(Commandant of  Professional Standard Unit)   Sgt Abel Tumukunde ( Flying Squad)  James Magada (Crime Intelligence), Faisal Katende(Flying Squad),Amon Kwarisima,Rene Rutangira(Rwandese) and Bahati Mugenga(Congolese) who are accused of kidnapping before repatriating  Lt.Joel Mutabazi, a former bodyguard to Rwandan president Paul Kagame to Rwanda in 2013 are returning to court today.

The group a fortnight ago denied the charges before requesting court to have their bail application considered.

Through their  lawyers led by Caleb Alaka,Frank Kanduho, Evans Ochieng  and Eron Kiiza, the accused said it is their constitutional right to be released on bail.

Prosecution alleges that on 25th October 2013 at Kammengo, in Mpigi district along Masaka road, the accused using a pistol and grenades abducted Lt. Joel Mutabaazi  and Jackson  Kalemera  whom they took  back to Rwanda without their knowledge contrary to the Penal Code Act.

Prosecution alleges that the accused are people subject to military law for using weapons(pistol and grenade) which are ordinarily a monopoly of the army according to the UPDF Act 2005.

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