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Court Issues Arrest Warrant For UPDF Soldiers

Isingoma was attacked while at his residence in Kanyageya cell on allegations of stealing a gun from a UPDF officer.
The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kasese has issued a warrant of arrest for three Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers who allegedly tortured a Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA personnel.

It is alleged that on 25th August 2020, Aron Natuhwera Isingoma a staff at Kanyangeya Ranger Post in Queen Elizabeth National Park was attacked by UPDF officers who were in the company of Hassan Kamuhanda Mutunya the Kanyangeya Central Division Councillor.

Isingoma was attacked while at his residence on allegations of stealing a gun from a UPDF officer.

John Francis Kagwa, the Kasese Chief Magistrate issued the warrant for Maj. Peter Ndighaha and Capt. Michael all attached to Fourth Mountain Battalion and Mutunya to appear in court on November 12.

The two officers were supposed to appear in court on October 15 but did not under unclear reasons.

Geoffrey Chan Masereka of Masereka and C Advocates Isingoma’s lawyer noted that the accused have always complained that they can never appear in a civilian court.

 Chan revealed that he has taken the warranty for effectiveness in the office of the Commandant of Military Police in Kampala.

Isingoma says that his money worth 7 Million Shillings was also stolen during the scuffle.

Capt. George Musinguzi the Spokesperson Mountain Division condemned the act and said that torture and abuse of human rights are unacceptable.

 Capt. Musinguzi said that UPDF will carry out independent investigations to establish the truth about the case.

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