Ndaboine presented Local Government Raphael Magyezi, John Bosco Kananura, the Katwe Town Council LC III Chairperson in Kasese District and Twesigye David Kamara, the Director Itendero High School as his sureties.
L-R: ASP Patrick Muramira, SSP Richard Ndaboine and Detective AIP Jonas Ayebaza in the Court Martial
Four suspects jointly charged with the former
Inspector General of Police, General Edward Kale Kayihura for aiding and
abetting the kidnap and illegal repatriation of Rwandan refugees in the General
Court martial have applied for bail.
They are the former Deputy Commandant of the
Professional Standards Unit-PSU, Senior Superintendent of Police, Richard
Ndaboine, Assistant Superintendent of Police Patrick Muramira, Assistant
Inspector of Police Jonas Ayebaza and Detective Constable, Abel Kitagenda, all
formerly attached to the Flying Squad Unit of Police. The four appeared before the General
Court Martial chaired by Lt. General Andrew Gutti on Monday.
Elizabeth Namisingwa who represented Major Silas Kamanda Mutungi told court
that the charges against all the accused persons are bailable. Namisingwa further argued that the
applicants are all family men with several dependents to take care of
and have permanent places of aboard in areas under the jurisdictions of the
General Court Martial.
Ndaboine presented Local Government Raphael
Magyezi, John Bosco Kananura, the Katwe Town Council LC III Chairperson in
Kasese District and Twesigye David Kamara, the Director Itendero High School as
his sureties. Muramira presented Pastor Geoffrey Ssemakula
from Goodman Ministries in Kazo and Arinaitwe Ovason as his sureties.
presented his father Radio West News Anchor, Januario Mazimba, Robert Muhoozi,
a Chef at Serena Hotel and Retired Civil Servant Baine Mpaka while Abel
Kitagenda presented his sister, Florence Nabukeera and Birigwa Ismail as his
The State Prosecutors led by Lt. Colonel Raphael
Mugisha asked court to put stringent terms on the applicant should it pleased
to release them on bail. Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the bail
application on February 4th, 2020.
of the Case
Prosecution alleges that the accused persons
issued guns to a group of unauthorized groups of people including Boda Boda 2010
led by Abdullah Kitatta, kidnapped and illegally repatriated a one
Jackson Kalemera and Lt Joel Mutabazi, the former Body guard of Rwandan
President Paul Kagame who were in Uganda on asylum.
Mutabazi was reportedly kidnapped from Kamengo
in Mpigi District on September 25th 2013 and forcefully taken to Rwanda by the
accused persons from where he was charged with a number of offenses related to terrorism,
murder, spreading rumors with intentions to incite the Public to rise against
Kagame’s government among others.
He was subsequently stripped of his military
ranks and handed a life sentence by the Military Court in Rwanda. However, the accused persons who are
facing similar charges with ten others pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Their co-accused include the former
head of the Special Operations Unit, Nixon Agasirwe, former Director Crime
Intelligence Col Atwooki Ndahura, former Commandant of Police Professional
Standards Unit Senior Commissioner of Police Joel Aguma , former Flying Squad
Commander, Herbert Muhangi and ASP, James Magadda
Faisal Katende and Sgt Abel Tumukunde, brother from
the Flying Squad Unit of Police, Rwandan National, Rene Rutagungira and Congolese
national, Bahati Mugenga. Rutagungira was released after the DPP dropped
charges against him.
On Sunday, President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan
Counterpart, Paul Kagame resolved in Luanda among many issues to release
prisoners whose offenses could be affecting the relations of the states.