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Aguma's co-accused granted bail

By Michael Odeng

Added 15th January 2018 09:37 PM

The duo was recently charged with kidnapping and repatriating two Rwandan nationals.

Aguma's co-accused granted bail

The duo was recently charged with kidnapping and repatriating two Rwandan nationals.

PIC: Aguma and eight others are accused of kidnapping two Rwandan nationals

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KAMPALA - The army court has released on bail a Police officer who is battling charges of kidnap, alongside Joel Aguma, the police professional standards unit commandant.

The General Court Martial, presided over by Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti granted Special Police Constable (SPC) Faisal Katende a non-cash bail of sh10m. His sureties were also directed to execute a non-cash bail of sh5m.

The court also barred Katende from travelling out of Kampala and directed him to report to the army court registrar twice a month.

Gutti said Katende presented to court substantial sureties.

The duo was recently charged with kidnapping and repatriating two Rwandan nationals. Their co-accused are Nickson Karuhanga Agasirwe, the former commandant of Police's Special Operations Unit, James Magada and Benon Atwebembeire.

Others are Abel Tumukunde, Amon Kwarisima, Rene Rutagungira (an army officer from Rwanda), and a Congolese; Pacifique Bahati Muhlgenga alias Ilunga Monga.

Prosecution led by Maj. Raphael Mugisha alleges that the accused kidnapped Jackson Kalemera alias Ndinga and Joel Mutabazi and took them to Rwanda without their consent. Mutabazi was a former bodyguard of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

Prosecution states that on October 25, 2013, at Kamengo in Mpigi district along the Kampala-Masaka road, while in unlawful possession of firearms and grenades, the accused conveyed Kalemera and Mutabazi to Rwanda.

 

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