Col Atwooki Ndahura, the former police director in charge of Crime Intelligence has today morning been released on a non cash bail of SHS 10M by the army General court martial.
Col Ndahura is being charged with an offense of failure to protect war material and aiding other police officers to illegally repatriate Ugandan citizens to Rwanda without their consent.
Prosecution states that between February and March 2018, while at Police Crime Intelligence headquarters in Bugolobi, Kampala, Col Ndahura fabricated evidence of a document containing a list of Rwandan refugees– justifying their kidnap and deportation back to Kigali yet the case was still under prosecution in the General Court Martial under UPDF/GCM/ 019/2017 Uganda versus SCP, Joel Aguma, SSP Nickson Agasirwe and 7 others.
He has never been convicted of any case; he is of advanced age and is sickly. This court therefore finds that he should be released on bail,” Lt. Gen. Gutti said.
General Gutti also said that the sureties presented by Col.Ndahura were substantial enough to force him to court if required.
The court however put strict conditions to be fulfilled by Col Ndahura and among them are movements only in Kampala and Wakiso districts and in case he wishes to move out of the two districts, he must ask for permission and was asked to report to court once in a month.
Col. Ndahura was first arraigned before the Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC) of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) at Mbuya after court had ordered CDF to either produce him to court or release him close to two weeks after his arrest.
Ndahura is one of the 26 police and military officers who were arrested over suspected criminal activities during the 13-year reign of Gen Kale Kayihura as head of the police force.
Col Ndahura was remanded to Makindye Military Prison by the Mbuya based Unit Disciplinary Committee UDC Col Tom Kabuye where he was later committed to Army General Court Martial.
Section 166(1) of the UPDF Act of 2005, states that a person subject to military law, who unlawfully interferes with the process of law as, set out in the Act, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to imprisonment not exceeding seven years.