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Soldiers charged over Makerere beatings

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Added 29th November 2019 05:18 PM

Both Commanders have been charged with neglect of duty contrary to Section 114(1) of the Penal Code Act Cap 120.

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Both Commanders have been charged with neglect of duty contrary to Section 114(1) of the Penal Code Act Cap 120.

Capt Ronald Lubeera and Cpl Ocira Sunday both of 16 Batallion were on Friday, arraigned before the Unit Disciplinary Committee of Military Police Brigade Chaired by Lt. Col. Richard Ochen Okum at Military Police headquarters in Makindye, Kampala.

 
Both Commanders have been charged with neglect of duty contrary to Section 114(1) of the Penal Code Act Cap 120.

Between 22nd and 24th Oct 19 while at Makerere University in Kampala district, the accused neglected their duties of controlling persons under their command who ended up beating up Makerere University students during the strike.

 

The two accused commanders, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence. The court prosecutor informed the court that investigations into the case are not yet complete and requested for an adjournment.

 

 

 

 

 

Both the accused applied for bail, which was granted with a condition of reporting to the legal officer ounce a week. The court adjourned to January 13, 2020, for prosecution hearing.

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