The General Court Martial in Makindye chaired by Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti has released three Special Forces Command soldiers on bail , two police officers and a civilian arrested and detained over offences related to revealing information relating to Uganda’s security.
The army court chaired by Lt.Gen.Andrew Gutti on Monday released Corporal Abdalla Ajobe an SFC officer attached to Nakasero state lodge, Private Paul Okweny, an engineer in SFC , Private Henry Obong(SFC),Martin Kimbowa, attached to the police witness protection unit, Swadafi Marutre, attached to police headquarters and Wilson Atekateka a civilian and resident of Lukuli in Makindye.
The SFC officers were released on a non-cash bail of shs. 10 million each and the sureties were asked to pay shs. 3million in cash.
The group was also restricted from travelling beyond Kampala and Wakiso without the Court martial granting them Permission.
Those released on bail are expected to report twice a month to the Court’s registrar and in case of default of any terms and conditions, Lt. Gen. Gutti warned that the bail granted to them will be terminated with immediate effect.
The Officers released are part of a group of the 12 people who were arrested last year by the army in a plunge against civilians, police officers and army officers that were working closely with the former Inspector General of Police, Gen.Kale Kayihura who were accused of deporting Rwandan Political refugees back to Rwanda.
The Group is charged with offences related to security contrary to section 130(1) of the UPDF Act 2005.
Prosecution asserts that the accused between the months of March and September 2018 in the areas of Kampala and Wakiso held meetings to recruit civilians and soldiers into subversive activities of overthrowing government where they ended up putting security at risk.
According to section 130(1) of the UPDF Act 2005, a person subject to military law commits an offence by;