Police has this morning blocked journalist from covering the trial of the former Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira.
As a result policer officers engaged in running battles with several journalists as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kirumira arrived at the Naguru-based police headquarters from Nalufenya Police Station, where the embattled officer is currently being detained.
The controversial ASP Kirumira is facing charges of extortion, corruption, bribery, unlawful arrest and excessive use of authority, leveled against him while he worked in Nansana, Wakiso District.
Meanwhile, the drama at police headquarters today intensified as Kawempe councillor Muhammed Ssegirinnya and a one Michael Wamala claimed they had come to stand surety for ASP Kirumira. However, the two were also sent scampering after being denied access to the hearing.
In a related development, last week, while appearing before the Police Tribunal chaired by Senior Commissioner of Police (SCP) Denis Odongpiny, ASP Kirumira applied for bail but it was rejected on grounds that the embattled police officer had to present three sureties above his rank.
Also, in the same week the suspect’s father Abubakar Kawooya dragged SCP Odongpiny to High Court-Civil division, contending that his son is protected by the Whistleblowers Act, and is therefore being subjected to illegal proceedings.