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Freed Kaweesi murder suspects rearrested at High court

The suspects' lawyer James Mubiru being arrested

The suspects' lawyer James Mubiru being arrested

The Kololo-based International Crimes Division of High court was a scene of drama this afternoon during the re-arrest of four of the eight suspects charged with the murder of former police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi. 

Yusuf Nyanzi, Jibril Kalyango, Joshua Kyambadde, and Yusuf Mugerwa were dramatically picked up together with their lawyer, James Mubiru shortly after being discharged by the registrar of the International Crimes Division of High court; Esther Nasambu following their bail release by Justice, Lydia Mugambe. 

Both uniformed and plain-clothed security officers locked the main gate of the court to block the bailed suspects from leaving. The suspects who were driving in a Noah vehicle registration no. UAY 077T belonging to their lawyer, Mubiru and another belonging to counsel, Godfrey Turyamusiima tried to exit the court premises. 

It is at this point that a team of heavily armed operatives sprang out of a white Super Custom vehicle registration number UAF 257E and dragged out the suspects.

They bundled the suspects into the Super Custom and whisked them away. The remaining suspects including Abdu Rashid Mbazira, Aramaathan Noordin Higenyi and Bruhan Balyejusa and Shafiq Kasujja had earlier on been returned to Luzira prison because they have pending charges in Nabweru and Mukono Magistrate’s courts. 

Kaweesi, the former assistant inspector general of police and his bodyguard, Kenneth Erau and driver, Godfrey Mambewa were gunned down on March 17, 2017, a short distance from Kaweesi’s home in Kulambiro in Nakawa Division in Kampala. 

The suspects were picked from various districts in the country and were charged with murder, aggravated robbery and terrorism.

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