Eleven suspects have been charged and remanded to Luzira Prisons by the General Court Martial for the murder of Detective sergeant, Fred Chemonges, formerly attached to Mbale Central Police Station.
The seven member panel of the General Court Martial chaired by Lt. General Andrew Gutti on Tuesday Remanded Private Bob Anichan, Ronald Ssekiranda Kizito alias Kamulegeya Sebalamu Joseph, Musa Kikomeko alias Brown and Private Dennis Byaruhanga, Sudi Waiswa, Sepiria Wanyera alias Andrew, Mugarura Ahamad alias Mugabi, Rajab Kaigwa, Swaibu Wengusi, Shafik Kufani, Musa Baido and Umar Ssebalamu on one count of murder.
According to State Prosecutor Major Charles Masereka, while at Namwasi village along Mbale Nabumali Road in Mbale District on May 16th, 2019, the accused person with malice aforethought unlawfully caused the death of Detective Sergeant, Fred Chemonges.
He told Court that the accused reportedly used a Sub Machine Gun belonging to Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF registration number UG- UPDF 49054042 to kill the deceased and injured his colleagues.
However, all 11 accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and were remanded to Luzira prison until December, 17th, 2019.