Former Police Director of Crime Intelligence, Col Ndahura Released on Bail

Col Ndahura Atwooki at the army court in Makindye on Monday.

The Military court in Makindye has Monday released former Director of Crime Intelligence in Police, Col Atwooki Ndahura on bail.

Lt Gen Andrew Gutti, the Chairman of the army court ordered the release of Col Ndahura at a non cash bail of Shs 10m.

This was after court held that the accused had satisfied all the bail requirements including presenting substantive sureties.

Ndahura presented three serving UPDF officers and a Member of Parliament as his sureties. These are Maj Gen Apollo Kasita, Col Francis Kashaka, Col Wilson Kaleba and Ruhinda county MP, Donozio Kahonda.

Part of the conditions set by court for the bail includes travel restrictions beyond Kampala and Wakiso as well as reporting to the court registrar every first week of every month.

He was arrested June 2018 over allegations that he was involved in kidnap and illegal repatriation of refugees.

Last month, the army court sitting in Makindye charged Col Atwooki Ndahura with aiding and abetting kidnap and illegal repatriation of Rwandan refugees back to Rwanda against their own will.

He was also charged with failure to protect war materials contrary to section 122(1) (2) (d) of the UPDF Act 2005.

He denied the charges.

Prosecution alleges that between the year 2012 and 2016, by omission and commission, Ndahura aided and abetted the actions of subordinate police officers and others on various occasions without hindrance to kidnap and illegally repatriate Rwandan exiles, refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda including Lt Joel Mutabazi – a former bodyguard of the Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Jackson Karemera and Sgt. Innocent Karisa.

This is a violation of Section 19, Subsection 1 (c) and Section 242 of the Penal Code Act Cap 120.

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