Uganda: Fresh charges Opened Against Senior Police Officer Accused Of Kidnapping Rwandan Refugee.

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The General Court Martial in Makindye has on Monday afternoon slapped fresh charges of kidnap against the former commander of the Special Investigations Unit, Senior Superintendent of Police Nickson Agasiirwe Karuhanga, 47,together with Abdulnul Ssemuju alias Minana,59 ,a former police informer.

Abdulnul Ssemuju alias Minana who had eluded arrest for months was arrested last week by the Chieftaincy Of Military Intelligence (CMI) operatives at a washing bay in Kampala.

Prosecution alleges that on 13th August 2013 at Bukooli village, Nyimba sub county Bombo in Luweero district, while armed with fire arms and grenades a monopoly of the UPDF the duo compelled Vincent Kalisa, without his consent to return to Rwanda.

The fresh charges did not go well with defence lawyer Counsel Frank Kanduho who sternly objected to the charge sheet as “defective.” before he intensely argued with the court chairman Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti .

The impasse was resolved after state prosecutors led by May . Raphael Mugisha accepted to amend the charge sheet.

Agasiirwe alongside other senior police officers and two individuals were in October charged the kidnap of Lt. Joel Mutabazi who was a former bodyguard to Rwandan president Paul Kagame.

Prosecution alleges that on 25th October 2013 at Kammengo, in Mpigi district along Masaka road, the accused using a pistol and grenades abducted Lt. Joel Mutabaazi and Jackson Kalemera whom they took back to Rwanda without their knowledge contrary to the Penal Code Act

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