Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court has charged and remanded 13 suspects over the murder of AIGP Kaweesi, his bodyguard & the driver.
The accused, are Abdu Rashid Mbazira, Buyondo Mohammed, Higenyi Aramazan Noor Din, Mugerwa Yusuf aka Wilson, Bruhan Balyejusa, Maganda Umar Aramathan, Ahamada Senfuka Shaban, Hassan Tumusiime, Ibrahim Kiisa, Osman Mohammed Omarete, Magambo Hamidu, Abdu Majid Ojerere, Kyambadde Joshua Magezi and Musa Ntende Abubaker.
“Following the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Cpl Erau Kenneth and C/Drv Mambewa at Kulambiro, Nakawa Division, Kampala District, on the 17th March, 2017, the police have today, Friday, April 21, 2017, arraigned a total of 13 ( Thirteen) suspects before the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court where they were charged with; Terrorism C/S 7 (1) (a) and 2 (b) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2002; Murder C/S 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act; and Aggravated Robbery C/S 285 and 286 of the Penal Code Act.”
“The accused persons have been further remanded into police custody at the Special Investigations Divison, Kireka, till May 5, 2017, when they will reappear for further mention. Inquiries are meanwhile ongoing with a view of arresting other suspects still at large,” said the statement signed by police spokesman Asan Kasingye.
The 13 suspects appeared before Grade 1 Magistrate Noah Ssajjabi and faced charges of aggravated robbery, murder and terrorism in relation.
The Police and UPDF officers sealed off the court premises with no journalists allowed. Judiciary’s Senior Communications Officer Solomon muyita officers confirmed the development.
Prosecution’s Anne Ntimba informed court that investigations into the matter are still going on.
The accused persons were not allowed to plead to the charges only tried by the high court, and have now been remanded to prison until May 5.