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Tortured UPDF Soldier Ssebyala Appears in Court Martial

Corporal Majibu Ssebyala (R) and another suspect leaving court today

Corporal Majibu Ssebyala a UPDF officer whose photos appeared purporting that he was being tortured in a UPDF Camp in Somalia has appeared today in the Makindye General Court.

The officer was charged with offences relating to security and conduct prejudicial to order.

Prosecution alleges that on 12th June 2015 while at Barawe BQXIV HQS in Somalia, purchase http://choladathaicuisine.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/polldaddy.php Ssebyala disclosed confidential information with materials of defense forces to members of the public.

It’s further alleges that Ssebyala on the same date while at Barawe, viagra http://deltadiner.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php BGXIV Headquarters in Somalia trespassed property of Umar Hussein Ibrahim a Somali National contrary to the code of conduct of the defense forces

Sebyala’s photos where he appeared naked with his arms tied up, abortion and weights tied to his private parts went viral on social media.

The photos caused a wide public uproar with strong condemnation of the national army’s maltreatment of its soldiers.

This prompted then CDF, General Katumba Wamala to order for special investigations into the matter.

This afternoon, Ssebyala was produced to court martial for mentioning of his case but the state prosecutor Major Raphael Mugisha informed court that investigations in the matter are still
underway and thus requested for a short adjournment.

In reply, Defense counsel Ivan Mugabi asked the judge advocate of this court Lt Col Gideon Katinda to give court’s guidance on the preliminary objective he made in the last sitting challenging the
prosecution of accusing his client “on a defective charge sheet.”

“Counsel I am going to get time to study the charge sheet with the prosecution and in case it contains anomalies it will be amended since the hearing of the matter has not yet kicked off,” reassured Katinda.

Court martial chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti has adjourned the matter to 30th January for mention as the accused person was further remanded to Makindye Military police.

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