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Pine car murder: Police to redeploy former boss Baguma

Aaron Baguma embraced by family members and friends after he was granted bail in September 2016
 
Former Kampala Central police station boss Aaron Baguma could soon return to active service after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) dropped murder charges against him citing the absence of a police file on the matter.  
 
Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, says since now Baguma is a free man the force is ready to deploy him.
 
"When the DPP dropped charges against the officer, it set him totally free. When you are set free, you are a free man and so is the officer," Kayima said. Adding that, "he will use that record to write to the IGP notifying him of the same and the process of redeployment will start."
Baguma was interdicted in 2016 when he was charged for his alleged involvement in the murder of businesswoman, Donah Katushabe at Pine car bond. However, last week the DPP Mike Chibita dropped the murder charges against Baguma saying the murder file had gone missing.
 
Chibita later reportedly told Katushabe's family that there was no evidence linking Baguma to the murder contrary to his earlier communication.
 
He also told the family that Baguma would be a state witness. Baguma was jointly charged with eight others including Muhammed Ssebuwufu, the proprietor of Pine car bond where Katushabe met her death for allegedly failing to clear a balance of Shs 9 million on the car she had bought from there.  
 
Baguma was accused alongside Godfrey Kayiza, Philip Mirambe, Stephen Lwanga, Paul Tasingika, Yoweri Kitayimba, Shaban Otuddu and Damaseni Ssentongo. The prosecution of Baguma drew angry reactions from the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura who are accused the DPP for witch-hunting the officer.
 
According to the Public Service standing orders, once a government employee is cleared of criminal charges or they are dropped, he is supposed to write to the Public Service Commission and be reinstated. Baguma is also supposed to receive a refund of all his salary that was deducted during his interdiction.
 
"A public officer interdicted shall receive such salary not being less than half of his/her basic salary, subject to a refund of the other half, in case the interdiction is lifted and the charges dropped," reads the standing order in part. 

 

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0 #1 kelem 2018-01-15 10:41
Justice will one day be served
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0 #2 gwok 2018-01-15 10:59
" ..... citing the absence of a police file on the matter. ......" What else could we expect of the DPP, if even there is no file on the disappearance (1 month so far & counting) of the whole Deapartment Head of the DPP?
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0 #3 Lakwena 2018-01-15 17:00
These are the underworld criminals running the affairs of this country, whom I don't want to see or hear their voices.
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0 #4 Lakwena 2018-01-16 08:02
But Observer Controller, could you please unclutter the response page!
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0 #5 WADADA rogers 2018-01-16 09:46
For those of you still shocked by the DPP's decision, go read George Owel's animal farm
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