Former police director in charge of Crime Intelligence, Col. Ndahura Atwookii has been granted a shs10 million non cash bail by the General Court Martial sitting in Makindye .
Arrested in June in Masindi , Col Ndahura was one of the 26 police and military officers who were arrested for crimes allegedly committed during the during the 13-year reign of IGP Gen Kale Kayihura.
This morning, the court chaired by Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti ruled that being a senior and long serving officer, it has been convinced that he needs to be released on bail as he awaits his trial.
The court chairman added that the sureties presented by Col.Ndahura were substantial enough to force him to court if required.
The court has however restricted Ndahura to movement only in Kampala and Wakiso districts and in case he wishes to move out of the two districts, he must ask for permission asides from reporting to court once every month.
“If you default on any of the conditions, the bail will be cancelled,”Lt.Gen.Kitatta warned.
The army court asked Nahura’s four sureties to pay shs5 million non cash. They are; Major General Apollo Kasiita, Col Francis Kashaka, Col Wilson Kaleeba and Hon Donozio Kahonda.
Col. Ndahura Atwooki is charged together with the former Inspector General of Police Gen.Kale Kayihura, ACP Herbert Muhangi, the former Flying Squad Commander, SSP Richard Ndaboine (former head of Police Cyber Crime Unit) and Nixon Agasiirwe(former commander, Special Operations Unit).
Others are AIP Jonas Ayebaze, ASP Patrick Muramira (former deputy commander police Special Operations Unit) and Detective constable Abel Kitagenda.
The group is accused of aiding and abetting kidnap and repatriation of Rwandese refugees back to Rwanda against their own will.
It is alleged that between the year 2012 and 2016, by omission and commission, the group aided and abetted the actions of subordinate police officers and others on various occasions without hindrance to kidnap and illegally repatriated Rwandan exiles, refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda including Lt.Joel Mutabazi, Jackson Karemera and Sgt. Innocent Karisa.
They are also charged with failure to protect war materials contrary to section 122(1) (2) (d) of the UPDF
The state alleges that between the year 2010 and 2018 the police officers on various occasions allowed the issue of arms and ammunitions to unauthorized persons including members of Boda boda 2010 led by one Abdullah Kitatta.
The group is also accused of failure to supervise and ensure accountability for the arms and ammunitions issued to specialized units under the office of the Inspector General of Police including the Flying Squad, Special Operations Unit, witness protection unit and the Crime Intelligence directorate of the police force.