By; Our Reporter
Police prosecutor, Katherine Kusemererwa, has dropped charges against former Buyende District Police Commander, ASP Muhammad Kirumira.
Kusemererwa told police court that she did not have sufficient evidence to pin Kirumira over two counts of irregular conduct, and torturing of Pius Kato and Paul Ochaya when he was the officer in charge of Nansana Police station in 2014
She revealed that the witness, Milton Tumusiime, a journalist formerly attached to one of the local tabloids, had vowed to turn hostile if forced to testify against Kirumira because he has never had an interview with him
This forced the Court chairman, Denis Odongpiny, to allow the prosecutor’s decision saying court could not continue with the cases without witnesses.
Kirumira, who has been under detention at the Nalufenya Police detention facility in Jinja had been slapped with charges of neglect of duty contrary to Section 44(1) Code 19, corruption practices contrary to Section 44(1) Code 23(a). The other charge is irregular conduct contrary to Section 44(1) Code 12 of the Police Act.
However the Disciplinary Court denied him bail that they needed time to study his application and conduct hence pushing him for further remand at the Railway Police cells until February 13.
Operatives of the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) of the Police last week forced their way into ASP Kirumira’s house in Bulenga, Wakiso District before whisking him to detention.