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PSU Investigates DPC For Threatening State Attorney

In her letter, Wakholi claims that she has been receiving reliable information since December 2015 indicating that Baguma intends to harm her. Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson confirmed the ongoing investigations.
23 Mar 2016 17:44
Aaron Baguma, the Kampala Central Police Station Divisional Police Commander is being investigated by the Police Professional Standards Unit-PSU for threatening violence against Samalie Wakholi, a state attorney. 

The investigations stem from an official complaint by Wakholi to Fortune Habyara, the Commandant of PSU and Elias Kasiribo, the Commandant of the Very Important Person's Protection Unit-VIPPU for intervention and protection.

In her letter, Wakholi claims that she has been receiving reliable information since December 2015 indicating that Baguma intends to harm her. Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson confirmed the ongoing investigations. "We received the complaint but we are yet to record a statement from the complainant. 

We sent detectives at her office but she was hesitant to cooperate," Namaye says. Baguma has already recorded a statement with PSU denying the allegations. In his statement recorded at Kampala Central Police Station on Monday, Baguma says he doesn't know Wakholi, has never met her or made any threats against her. 

"How can I threaten violence against someone i don't even know," reads the statement in part. Wakholi is one of the State Attorneys who have been handling a murder case involving Muhammad Sebuwufu, the proprietor of Pine Car Bond, in which Baguma is implicated. 

Last year, Wakholi asked Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Court to charge Baguma with murder for having had prior knowledge of the torture that led to the death of businesswoman Dona Katushabe in September 2015. 

Court issued criminal summons on November 24th November 2015 for Baguma to appear in court to respond to the charges in vain. However, Baguma claims that he has never been served with any criminal summons despite sitting a few meters from the court house. "I have only heard about the summons and charges in the media. 

Am yet to receive any official communication in form of summons," Baguma told URN. Police has since vowed to fight off the charges claiming that the murder suspects are using the DPP to frame an officer who helped to apprehend him.