Court in Uganda’s capital Kampala has jailed a senior police officer over charges of attempted robbery.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Bright Amutuhaire has this afternoon been remanded to prison on charges of attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Chief Magistrate, Mary Babirye remanded ASP Amutuhaire and his accomplice Richard Musinguzi, a businessman to Kigo prison until August 5 when they will be returned to court for mention of their case.
Prosecution told court that on July 7, 2019 while at Abaita Ababiri in Katabi town council in Wakiso District, ASP Amutuhaire, a resident of Bulindo zone Namugongo in Kira Division together with Musinguzi, 36 and resident of Wakaliga zone ‘B’ Nateete Lubaga Division by use of violence conspired and attempted to rob Shs 45 million from Mr Tom Kisubika, a businessman at Kasenyi Landing site.
Atumuhaire and Musinguzi pleaded not guilty before asking to be released on bail.
However, the state prosecutor Ms Keko Joan told court that investigations into their case were still ongoing. She asked the magistrate to remand the accused until August 5, 2019.
ASP Amutuhaire and his accomplice were arrested on July 7 after they had intercepted a fishmonger at Abaita Ababiri in Katabi town council in Wakiso District with intention to rob