By; Our Reporter

The General Court Martial has denied bail to the former head of the Special Operations Unit in Uganda Police Force Nixon Agasirwe that his freedom would interfere with ongoing investigations on charges against him.

The Court Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Guti based his ruling on the failure by two of the sureties Andrew Kaggwa and Fortune Habyara serving police officers to present a letter of clearance from the Inspector General of Police in line with provisions of the Police standing orders.

Agasirwe is facing trial for the alleged kidnap and repatriation of two Rwandan Nationals about five years ago.

He is charged alongside Joel Aguma the former Commandant Professional Standards Unit, Faisal Katende, an operative of the Flying Squad, Sgt Abel Tumukunde also of Flying Squad, James Magada who works with Crime Intelligence, Amon Kwarisima, Rene Rutagungira, a Rwandan National and Bahati Mugenga a Congolese National.

Two of the suspects; Katende and Magada have already been released on bail.

Agasirwe has already petitioned the High Court Civil division contesting the jurisdiction of the Court-martial in trying him.

Tuesday 13th February 2018 06:19:24 AM