Four suspects jointly charged with the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura for aiding and abetting the kidnap and illegal repatriation of Rwandan refugees, have applied for bail before the General Court Martial.
They include; former Deputy Commandant of the Professional Standards Unit (PSU), SSP Richard Ndaboine, ASP Patrick Muramira, ASP Jonas Ayebaza and Detective Constable Abel Kitagenda, all formerly attached to the Flying Squad Unit. The four appeared before the General Court Martial chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti on Monday.
Their lawyer, Elizabeth Namisingwa who represented Maj Silas Kamanda Mutungi told court that the charges against all the accused persons are bailable. Ms 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.
SSP Ndaboine presented Local Government Minister 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.
ASP Ayebaza presented his father and a 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 Ismail Birigwa as his sureties.
State Prosecutors led by Lt Col Raphael Mugisha asked court to put stringent terms on the applicants should it release them on bail. Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the bail application on today (February 4, 2020).