A police officer at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been charged with attempted robbery and remanded to Kigo Prison.
ASP Bright Amutuhaire and his accomplice Richard Musinguzi, a businessman, appeared before Entebbe Chief Magistrate Mary Babirye after they were arrested on July 7 allegedly plotting to rob Shs 45 million from Mr Tom Kisubika, a businessman at Kasenyi Landing site.
Atumuhaire and Musinguzi pleaded not guilty to the charges and asked to be released on bail.
However, the state prosecutor Ms Keko Joan told court that investigations into their case were still ongoing.
She asked the magistrate to remand the suspects until August 5, 2019.
Ms Babirye then remanded the suspects to Kigo prison until August 5 when they will be returned to court.
Prosecution told court that on July 7, 2019 while at Abaita Ababiri in Katabi town council in Wakiso District, ASP Amutuhaire, a resident of Bulindo zone Namugongo in Kira Division together with Musinguzi, 36 and resident of Wakaliga zone ‘B’ Nateete Lubaga Division by use of violence conspired and attempted to rob Shs 45 million from Mr Tom Kisubika, a businessman at Kasenyi Landing site.
ASP Amutuhaire attached to Kajjansi police station and Musiguzi were arrested on July 7 after they had intercepted Kisubika at Abaita Ababiri in Katabi town council in Wakiso District to rob him. Kisubika was driving a car Reg. No.UBD 328J along Kasenyi road when the incident occurred.