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Police, Army deny re-arresting Kaweesi Murder Suspects 

Posted: 2019-07-02T17:25:42Z Read: 770 times
Police, Army deny re-arresting Kaweesi Murder Suspects 

Three suspects believed to have been involved in the brutal assassination of former Police Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi have been re-arrested.    


Police arrested Abdul Majid Ali Mugoya Byantuyo, a hawker of cosmetics and herbal medicine and resident of Nakalama in Iganga District, Dhikusooka Faisal Hibwagi Sinani alias Farouk, a peasant farmer and resident of Butaleja District and Abdul Kaala Tigasitwa alias Ibrahim Chris Kato Ibra, a chapatti baker from Bwaise, a Kampala suburb.  


Anthony Wameli the suspects' lawyer, on Tuesday brought the news of their re-arrest to the attention of Nakawa Grade One Magistrate, Posiano Odwori on Tuesday. He told court that he received phone calls from the three suspects two days ago informing him that they had been re-arrested by security operatives.


They reportedly informed Wameli that they are locked up at the Special Investigations Unit in Kireka, Kampala. According to the lawyer, his colleague Geoffrey Turyamusiima attempted to visit the suspects but was denied access.  


However, Charles Mansio Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Department of Police, denied knowledge about the suspects saying police didn’t have files for the said people and neither are they being held in Police cells.  


The Defense and Veteran Affairs Ministry Spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire also said the suspects are not in their custody. The three suspects are part of a group of fifteen people who were picked up in connection to the assassination of Kaweesi.


They were granted bail after spending more than six months on remand following their arrest.