The van carrying the senior police officers at the General Court Martial in Makindye.

Senior police officers interrogated by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) during the week, Commissioner of Police (CP) Joel Aguma, the head of the Police Standards Unit (PSU) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nixon Agasiirwe Karuhanga of the Special Operations, are currently at the Makindye General Court Martial (GCM), where they have been charged before Chairman Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti with the kidnap of Lieutenant Joel Mutabazi, a former bodyguard to Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

Lt. Joel Mutabazi appearing before court in Kigali

Lt. Mutabazi, a former Republican Guard (Presidential Guard) officer, had run away from Rwanda to Uganda citing persecution, but was allegedly arrested and handed over to the Kigali authorities. Subsequently, Mutabazi was tried but his fate is not known.

Meanwhile, sources say some of the other police officers under investigation are allegedly linked to the murder of Assistant Inspector General Police (AIGP) Felix Kaweesi, while others are said to have indulged in espionage.

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The list of suspects charged before the GCM in Makindye

It is important to note that over the past few days the CMI picked up and interrogated over a dozen senior police officers among them CP Aguma, the head of the Police Standards Unit (PSU) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Agasiirwe Karuhanga of the Special Operations.

In a related development, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has denied deploying troops at the residence of the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura, Karemire, has said.

“Please ignore the misinformation circulating around that UPDF is deployed at the residence of the IGP. It is totally false,” army spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire said in his tweet to the public.

Reports indicate that last night the army raided the residence of the IGP in Muyenga to pick someone there.


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