TOP

Police Questions Rukungiri PPU Boss

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th June 2001 03:00 AM

THE Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) commander in Rukungiri, Capt. Ndahura, has been interrogated by the police over the attacks on the vehicles belonging to parliamentary candidates, James Musinguzi and Winnie Babihuga, on Thursday.

By Grace Matsiko THE Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) commander in Rukungiri, Capt. Ndahura, has been interrogated by the police over the attacks on the vehicles belonging to parliamentary candidates, James Musinguzi and Winnie Babihuga, on Thursday. Rukungiri police yesterday said Ndahura denied involvement in the attacks when he was interrogated by the officer in charge of Kihiihi police, Ivan Nkwasibwe. He said he was a trained and responsible officer who does not believe in violence. Musinguzi, the Kinkizi West parliamentary candidate, in a letter to the Electoral Commission chairman, Aziz Kasujja, on Friday said testimonies from the occupants of his official car said Ndahura commanded the attack. Musinguzi said the attackers took away sh10m, a public address system, grabbed his car from his driver Caleb Atukunda and later crashed it. However, a police report released on Saturday said on the night of the alleged offence, Ndahura, the assistant Resident District Commissioner of Kanungu district, Samuel Alimundabira, the District Police Commander, Charles Adoa, and other senior local officials were at the residence of the district youths chairman in Kihiihi. "The allegations that Capt. Ndahura can be in two places is unfortunate. Capt. Ndahura did not, at any time of the alleged night in question, leave to go anywhere or his vehicle," the report signed by Nkwasibwe said. Nkwasibwe, however, said the investigations should continue to establish who carried out the attack. On the Babihuga attack, the police's preliminary investigations indicate that her driver crashed the vehicle while drunk and alleged he was attacked by gunmen out of fear. The Police said they had identified two other occupants of the vehicle who will testify that it was not armed men that crashed the vehicle but the driver himself. President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday said on Capital Radio's Capital Gang talk show that the PPU had denied involvement in the confusion. He called the stories "ekirimbo", (a big lie). Ends

Police Questions Rukungiri PPU Boss

Related Articles

More From The Author

Related articles