Operatives raid court, re-arrest bailed Kaweesi murder suspects

The Kololo based International Crimes Division of High Court was a scene of drama this afternoon as mean looking security operatives stormed the court premises to re-arrest four of the eight suspects charged with the murder of former Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Heavily armed uniformed and plain clothed security officers locked at the main gate of the court to block the suspects from leaving and only opened when a vehicle attached to the Office of the Director of Prosecution approached the gate.

The operatives interest was in Yusuf Nyanzi, Jibril Kalyango , Joshua Kyambadde and Yusuf Mugerwa who had been bailed by the Kololo based court.

The four were 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.

The suspects who were driving in a Toyota Noah vehicle registration number 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 the suspects out of their lawyer’s car and bundled them 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 prisons because they have pending charges in Nabweru and Mukono Magistrate’s court.

Trouble for the suspects started from the assassination of former Assistant Inspector General of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard, Kenneth Erau and his driver, Godfrey Mambewa.

The trio was gunned down on March, 17th, 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.