Buganda road Court has remanded tycoon Abid Alam and four other police officers to Kitalya government prison over charges of unlawful release of confidential information regarding a case file to a suspect.
.Grade One Magistrate Ketty Accay remanded them to Kitalya government prison until May 8, 2020 on grounds that the cops attached to Wamala regional police headquarters in Mityana district are accused of conniving with the businessman to terrorise locals and evict them from their land.
They were arrested last week by the State House Anti- Corruption Unit headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema for destroying farms, raping a woman and beating locals in Bukompe village in Kassanda district.
They are; Wamala regional CID chief, Wilbert Osin Wanyama, Kassanda DPC, Daniel Owellano, Kassanda CID officer, Peter Beitera and the officer in charge of CID records at Kassanda Police station Sgt. Azale.
They are accused of leaking vital information to Abid Alam regarding a case which was being investigated at Kassanda police station in which the businessman is alleged to have terrorized Kassanda residents over a contentious piece of land.
Alam, on his part, was charged with conspiracy to defeat the course of justice.
Prosecution contends that Abid and the four police officers committed the offense on the 8th/April 2020 between Mityana police station and Ntinda in Kampala.