The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has today withdrawn all murder charges brought against the former Central Police Station (CPS) District Police Commander (DPC) Aaron Baguma, charged in relation to the murder of businesswoman Donah Katushabe.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Baguma has been facing the murder charges with among others, Muhammad Sebuwufu, a used car dealer, who was allegedly owed Shs9 million by Ms. Katushabe.
And today, while appearing before High court judge Justice Flavia Anglin Ssenoga, Principal State Attorney Alex OJok presented the DPP’s withdraw of charges letter signed by Mike Chibita W’aDuallo on December 21, 2017, in effect discontinuing the murder charges against SP Baguma.
In 2016 Katushabe’s relatives wrote to DPP requesting that charges against SP Baguma be dropped, owing to the support he had rendered the family of the deceased, which, among others, includes facilitating the relatives to meet the Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura.
‘Your Lordship, we request that SP Aaron Baguma be dropped from among the accused persons and this of the because following reason: From the day we got to know about the death of our sister, it was Aron Baguma who as DPC of CPS who helped us uncovering the rot that some other officers in police had done in ensuring that the murderers of our sister walk away Scot free’ Alex Masereka Epafura, a brother to the deceased, wrote.
Masereka Epafura was further quoted as writing: ‘It was Baguma who helped us in accessing the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura, who in turn helped us find a team of new investigators when the former team had been grossly compromised’.
The court has, however, adjourned Baguma’s matter to February 5, 2018.