The move follows a directive issued by President Yoweri Museveni during the Heroes Day Celebration on June 9, for investigations into the reported thefts. The matter had been brought to the President’s attention by Hajji Edris Sseddunga, the chairperson of the Uganda War Veterans Association.
The land that belongs to Jinja municipal council is said to have been illegally awarded to Thummar Joy Maganlal Patel without following the rightful procedures. According to Sakwa, Thummar used the influence of leaders to forge district land board minutes which he used to apply for a freehold title on the land.
Itabuka, who lives a humble life in Itonko village in Namutumba town council in Namutumba district, told URN in an exclusive interview that leadership is the willingness to serve and not a profession, which requires experience.
Justice Mugambe granted the accused bail on grounds that they had overstayed on remand without trial. However, the suspects were returned to Luzira prison to allow time for the completion of their paper work. They are expected to regain their freedom on Friday.
The raid, followed intelligence information about a stolen taxi registration number UAQ 723E that was being vandalized inside the garage. Two patrol vehicles full of armed personnel were dispatched to the garage last evening, and, the motor vehicle was found without an engine and tyres.
Initially, the police and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces denied knowledge of his arrest. But a source within the security circles has told URN that Kalule was arrested on fresh information presented to security commanders by the Intelligence wings of Police and the Army last week. The information is reportedly linking him to terrorism activities.
Mukungu, who claims to have returned from a Peace Keeping Mission in the Democratic of Congo-DRC, is accused of using his firearm to terrorize residents. His arrest comes a week after Soo Jun, the manager of Skyfat Leather industries lost Shillings 15 million to thugs at gun point in rock village.
In 2001, there was an Abdul Katerega who was picked up together with 27 others including Mariam Nalubega and Janat Bukirwa, both sisters of Jamil Mukulu, the leader of Allied Democratic Forces ADF for their alleged involvement in bombings in Kampala and Jinja Districts in 2000.
Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima could neither deny nor confirm the lack of rubber bullets. He however, said the use of live bullets is not about what is in the armory but rather the intelligence at hand.
Abbas Kamya was picked up by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence on Monday for allegedly giving false intelligence to Police and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence CMI on a planned armed robbery.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, says the suspects were rounded up by a combined team of Police and UPDF on Friday last week during training in a bush near Kaiso landing site in Tonya parish in Buseruka Sub county Hoima district.