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Col Ndahura charged, sent to army prison

Former director of police crime intelligence, Col Atwooki Ndahura, has been remanded to Makindye military prison over accusations of interfering with the process of the law.

He was charged on Friday before the Unit Disciplinary Committee of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) at Mbuya, nearly two weeks after his arrest.

Col Ndahura is one of 26 police and military officers arrested in ongoing investigations into criminal activities in the police during the leadership of Gen Kale Kayihura.

Charges
Army and Defence spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, said Col Ndahura was charged with interfering with the process of law contrary to Section 166 of the UPDF Act, 2005.

A person convicted of the offence is liable to imprisonment not exceeding seven years.
The Mbuya-based disciplinary unit, chaired by Col Tom Kabuye, remanded Col Ndahura to Makindye Military Prison until July 13.

Col Ndahura’s remand comes only three days after the Civil Division of the High Court in Kampala ordered the army to produce him on July 2.
Justice Musa Ssekaana issued the order reasoning that there was no justification for the continued detention Col Ndahura without trial.

Family files complaint
The court orders followed an application by the family of Col Ndahura asking the court to order CMI and the Attorney General to have him produced in court immediately.

His wife Sarah Ndahura had argued that her husband was unjustly deprived of his personal liberty contrary to Article 23(6)(a) of the Constitution.

She had also argued that his family, lawyers and doctors been denied access to him
Col Ndahura was arrested at Peace Corner Motel in Masindi Town on June 11.

Background
Col Ndahura was a commander in the Presidential Protection Unit (PPU), now Special Forces Command (SFC). In 2015, he was appointed police’s director of crime intelligence in the wake of violent crimes in the country which had been attributed to lack of intelligence by the police. But the army recalled him in March.

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