DPC Baguma summoned in court over murder


DPC Baguma leads his officers on Kampala streets

The Director of Public Prosecution Mike Chibita has served the former Kampala Central Police Station Aaron Baguma with summons to appear before Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court to answer murder charges.

According to the summons issued in August 12, Baguma is expected to appear in court on August 18 this year over the murder of a Kampala City businesswoman.

Earlier this week, Chibita said Baguma remains a murder suspect and added he would invoke powers of independence given to his office to make sure the police officer does not operate above the law.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Chibita indicated that a charge sheet against Baguma had been prepared and sanctioned by the Resident State Attorney at Buganda Road Court and forwarded to the police director of Criminal Investigations Department to have the police officer apprehended and produced in court.

Baguma is one of the suspects in the alleged killing of businesswoman Betty Katusabe at Pine car bond in Kampala on October 21, 2015.

He is lined up to appear in court along with other suspects who are on remand.

They include car dealer and proprietor of the car bond, Muhammed Ssebuwufu, Godfrey Kayiza, a private security guard, Philip Mirambe, a Congolese national,  Stephen Lwanga, a businessman and one Paul Tasingika.

Ever since Baguma was indicted by the DPP in December last year, police authorities have failed to surrender the commander.

He was promoted to another rank in February, but was removed from command recently and sent on training.

The DPP had in a July 21 letter given the police 10 days to charge Baguma, but the police feigned knowledge of the DPP’s directive sent to CID director Grace Akullo.

Baguma’s troubles stem from an October 21, 2015, incident where he reportedly looked on as car dealer Ssebuwufu led assault against Katusabe, ordering her to pay him a Shs9 million debt.

Katusabe had promised to pay later.

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