Court Fixes Hearing Date for Forcefully Retired UPDF Officer

High court Deputy Registrar Alex Ajiji has fixed April 25th as the commencement date for the hearing of the matter where former Defense counsel Maj. Ronald Iduuli is seeking a compensation over forceful retirement from the army.

Maj. Iduuli seeks to be compensated with Shs1.2 billion.

According to the hearing notice dated 18th April 2017 all three respondents in the matter who include The Attorney General, advice office of the Chief Defence Forces and the office of the Joint Chief of Staff have all acknowledged the receipt of the notice requiring them to attend.

The hearing will be presided over by Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli.

In this matter civil suit number 161 of 2017, Maj. Idulli dragged to court the UPDF (through the Attorney General) his former bosses Maj. Gen J.B Musanyufu and Col Dr Godard Busingye for dismissing him from the office of Defense counsel without offering him a fair hearing as required by law as well as informing the appointing authority.

Maj. Gen J.B Musanyufu was the chief of personnel and administration/secretary of Commissions Board before being appointed Joint Chief of Staff while Col Dr Godard Busingye is the current Deputy Chief Legal services of UPDF.

Major Iduuli is also challenging the respondent’s acts of filling his retirement forms without his knowledge yet he didn’t fall in any of the three categories for retirement as stated in the UPDF Act.

He further says that since his retirement, he has never received his emoluments and retirement package as stated by the law.

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