Senior Police officer remanded to Prison for stagging Roberries on Entebbe Highway

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Bright Amutuhaire has been remanded to prison on charges of attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Entebbe Chief Magistrate, Ms. Mary Babirye on Wednesday remanded ASP Amutuhaire and his accomplice Richard Musinguzi, a businessman 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.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Bright Amutuhaire (left) and his alleged accomplice Richard Musinguzi (right) leaving Entebbe Chief Magistrate Court where they were charged with attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony on July 24, 2019

Atumuhaire and Musinguzi pleaded not guilty before asking to be released on bail.

However, the state prosecutor Ms. Keko Joan told the court that investigations into their case were still ongoing. She asked the magistrate to remand the suspects until August 5, 2019.

Mr. Kisubika told journalists at court that,” I wasn’t aware that the suspects were to appear in court today until when a friend alerted me. I had to rush to court. But since the suspects are out of police hands, I’m sure I will get justice.”

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.

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Muwanga Ronald is editor in chief of the UGANDANZ news website. He was formerly editorial director of UGANDANZ.COM, overseeing the publication’s digital operations. Before joining UGANDANZ in December 2018, Ronald was managing editor of NILE HOST In 2014, he was a finalist for the UJA Awards for Young Journalists for his reporting on the women's emancipation. Under his leadership NILE HOST won Media Industry Newsletter's Best of the Web award in 2018. A graduate of Makerere University, Ronald speaks Luganda and French and lives in Kampala with his wife and two children.