Defence lawyers representing the 7 police officers charged with the kidnap of 3 Rwandese nationals have requested the Attorney General William Byaruhanga to intervene into the conduct of the proceedings against their clients before the General Court Martial.
This is after the court chaired by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti refused to honour orders contained in a ruling of High court Judge Margret Oguli-Oumo that directed for the release of the police officers whose trial she declared as illegal and unlawful.
However, even after receiving the ruling, the Army court went ahead to even cancel the bail it had granted to the 3 junior officers and remanded the 7 officers to Makindye Military Police barracks until Tuesday 27th March.
This has prompted the lead defence counsel Caleb Alaka to inform the court that he is compelled to seek a meeting with the Attorney General, the court’s head Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti and the prosecution team led by Maj. Raphael Mugisha for a clear explanation and interpretation of the High court ruling.
In February this year, Justice Oguli ordered for the immediate release and discharge of these police officers on grounds that the Army court acted unreasonably to charge serving police officers with offences of being in unlawful possession of firearms yet, they need guns in the execution of their duties .
The jailed police officers include ; the former commandant of the Special Operations Unit Nixon Agasirwe , Joel Aguma , Benon Atwebembeirwe, Abel Tumukunde Fisal Katende , Kwarisima Amon and James Magada.
The Army court sent them back on remand until the 8th/May 2018 after prosection reported of incomplete inquiries.