Kabale Cancel Bail for CIID Boss Accused of Murder


The High Court in Kabale on Tuesday cancelled the bail that was given to the former Rukungiri Police head of Criminal Investigations (CIID) Michael Ogwal and another officer Frank Turamye, buy information pills and remanded them back to Ndorwa government prison.

Justice Moses Kazibwe Kawumi on 16th August 2016 canceled the court bail that was on 13th July 2016 granted to the duo by the Rukungiri grade one magistrate Josephine Nakaato on grounds that it was irregular.

This follows a petition filed by the DPP Mike Chibita complaining that the Rukungiri grade one magistrate Nakaato had no jurisdiction to allow a plea on a charge sheet of a murder case.

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Ogwal and Turamye were charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to murder and are on the same charge sheet with 14 other local people that were accused of murder.

The prosecution told court that on 18th May 2016, cheap Julius Ndyamuhakyi and other 13 people while at Kagogo coffee factory in Rukungiri municipality with malice aforethought murdered one Joel Sigirenda whom they suspected to be a thief.

However, the CIID boss Michael Ogwal and Frank Turamye an officer investigating the case released two people well knowing that they were implicated in the murder case.

“The orders by the Rukungiri grade one magistrate Ms Josephine Nyakato granting bail to the accused persons is hereby quashed for being irregular and a nullity at law. Bail granted to the accused persons is hereby canceled and both the accused are hereby remanded to Ndorwa prison,” ruled Justice Kazibwe.

“The officer in charge of Ndorwa prison should make arrangements to transfer them to Rukungiri government prison so that they appear together with the other accused persons whom they are jointly charged with for mention. The case file should be forwarded to the Rukungiri chief magistrate for allocation to another magistrate for proper handling.”

Jonathan Bwagi, the lawyer for the accused persons said that his clients are not satisfied with the ruling and that he is set to appeal against it because his clients should not have been put on the same charge sheet with murderers when they did not commit the same case.



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