Court martial dismisses Agasirwe’s bail application

The General Court Martial has refused to release on bail Nixon Agasirwe Karuhanga, the former commandant of the police’s special  operations unit, who is charged with kidnap of three Rwandese nationals.
The seven member court chaired by Lt.Gen Andrew Gutti has today  dismissed Agasirwe’s bail application  on grounds that he presented no substantial surities who would ensure his return to court for trial.

The Court has also ruled that Agasirwe being a senior police officer at the rank of senior Supretendant,  he is likely to interfere with investigations and threaten  state witnesses.

This is the second time the army court is declining to release a senior police officer on bail.

The first being Agasirwe’s co-accused  ASP Joel Aguma whose  bail application was thrown out and advised to await trial.

Agasirwe  and Aguma’s only hope  are now left  in the applications they filed in the High court Civil Division challenging their  trial, before the Army court.a

The 2 officers are on remand at Luzira prison  and Makindye military  police barracks respectively, for kidnap of 3 Rwandese nationals whom they allegedly conveyed to their country against their will in 2013.

They have since denied the allegations levied  against them by CMI.

Story by

Veronica Kayaga

February 13 2018