Agasirwe Denied Bail by Army Court

The Makindye based General Court Martial today threw out the bail application filed by SSP Nixon Agasirwe.

Agasirwe, who is accused along with 8 others of Kidnapping Rwandese nationals applied for bail last year on grounds that he has no past criminal record, he has substantial sureties, and he is the sole bread winner of his children whose mother passed away.

He also promised in his application not to interfere with the ongoing investigations as had been feared by prosecution.

The army court chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti however, ruled that the civilian sureties presented by Agasirwe would not suffice, in ensuring that Agasirwe, a high ranking police officer wouldn’t jump bail.

Although the sureties included some high ranking police officers like SSP Andrew Kaggwa Andrew the Officer in charge of operations at Naguru police headquarters; CP Fortunate Habyara, and Retired CP Laban Muhabwe; Gutti said these lacked permission from the IGP Gen Kale Kayihura to stand surety for the accused.

He added that if Agasirwe managed to convince the senior officers to stand for him as sureties, there was no doubt that he would influence his juniors who will be prosecution witnesses.

Agasirwe filed an application before High court in January this year challenging his trial before the army court since he is not an army officer and asked to be released unconditionally from Luzira Prison where he is currently on remand.

The former commandant of the  Special Operations Unit of Police, was in October last year charged and remanded by the army court on charges of  Kidnaping  3 Rwandese nationals whom he allegedly conveyed to their country without their consent in 2015.

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