The Chieftaincy of Military intelligence-CMI is holding five police officers. They are Nickson Agasirwe, the former head of the Police Special Operations Unit at Nalufenya in Jinja District, Joel Aguma, the Commandant Professional Standards Unit (PSU), Alex Tumukunde and Faisal Katende, both operatives from the Flying Squad Unit and an Intelligence Officer only identified as Magada.
According to local news agency, URN, Aguma and Agasirwe were detained on Tuesday evening when they appeared at CMI Headquarters for the third time in less than a month for questioning. The other officers were detained on their first appearance.
Police spokesperson, Asan Kasingye declined to comment on the arrests and referred URN to the army spokesperson. The army spokesman, Brigadier Richard Kalemire denied knowledge of the arrests when reached by our reporter.
According to information obtained by our reporter, Aguma is being investigated for allegedly repatriating several Refugees to Rwanda. Agasirwe and the three others are wanted in connection to the murder of former Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
In 2013, Aguma was implicated for kidnapping and illegally extraditing Lt Joel Mutabazi, a former bodyguard of Rwandan president, Paul Kagame leading to his suspension from the force for two years.
Lt. Mutabazi was kidnapped from Sky Hotel in Naalya, a city suburb where he was leaving with his family. From his suspension, Aguma bounced back as the Deputy Director Crime Intelligence from where he was promoted to head PSU.