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Kirumira: Two charges dropped, denied bail

Kirumira

It was a moment of drama as the state failed to pin the former Buyende District Police Commander, ASP Muhammad Kirumira on charges related to irregular conduct.

This forced the Police prosecutor, Ms Katherine Kusemererwa, to drop some of these charges on grounds that that she did not have sufficient evidence to pin Mr Kirumira over two counts of irregular conduct.

In the same plea, the Court chairman, Mr Denis Odongpiny, allowed the prosecutor to withdrawal the charges saying court could not continue with the cases without witnesses.

Ms Kusemererwa noted that the witness, Mr Milton Tumusiime, a journalist formerly attached to one of the local tabloids, had vowed to turn hostile if forced to testify against Mr Kirumira because he has never had an interview with him (Kirumira).

Former Buyende DPC, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Muhammad Kirumira surrenders to FSU officers during his arrest at his home in Gogonya, Bulenga, Wakiso District

Kirumira, who has been under detention at the notorious Nalufenya detention facility in Jinja District, had been slapped with charges of neglect of duty contrary to Section 44(1) Code 19, corruption practices contrary to Section 44(1) Code 23(a)Operatives of the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) of the Police last week forced their way into ASP Kirumira’s house in Bulenga, Wakiso District before whisking him to detention.

Police claims that all these offenses were allegedly committed when he was in-charge of Nansana Police Station and Old Kampala as division police commander in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

 

 

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