A highly trained squad of Uganda military’s counter terrorism wing on Tuesday coordinated and executed the re-arrest of a suspect in the murder of AIGP Felix Kaweesi.
Ahmed Shaban Senfuka was on his way home after being released by Nakawa Grade One Magistrate Noah Ssajjabi when the military operatives swung into action before re-arresting him at the Nakawa Spear Motors junction.
The magistrate ruled the suspects had overstayed on remand without being committed to High court for trial yet they had produced substantial sureties.
Senfuka and his freed colleagues were welcomed with hugs and hearty smiles from joyful family members and friends who had withstood the heavy downpour at the court in the morning hours.
But the smiles later turned into tears as armed men forced him into a waiting car before driving off to an unknown destination.
The Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force (JATT) operatives planned the re-arrest.
The operation was led by one Capt Agaba who sits at the military intelligence headquarters in Mbuya.
The development came after the judiciary warned security organs against re-arresting suspects as soon as they are freed by courts of law.
Asked why JATT re-arrested Senfuka, army spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire responded: “There are serious crimes being investigated to which he is a suspect.”
Pressed to give more specifics, Karemire said investigations had to be protected.
“Let’s not jeopardize the investigations by going into details now.”
Senfuka is detained at the Police Special Investigations unit in Kireka, Kampala.