NIckson Agasirwe, Joseph Baroza and Katende are reportedly suspects in the aggravated robbery and murder of an Eritrean businessman. Deniel Weldo was killed in cold blood in December 2016. His killers then tried to steal two million euros (Shs 8bn) from his account operated in Stanbic bank.
Senior Commissioner of Police Joel Aguma, the commandant of the police Professional Standards Unit; Senior Superintendent of Police Nixon Agasirwe, the former special operations unit boss at Nalufenya in Jinja district; Faisal Katende, an operative in the flying squad; Assistant Superintendent of Police Magada (crime intelligence); AIP Mpambuzo, Sgt Abel Tumukunde, the Kampala Metropolitan Police flying squad commander, and Ali Kabanda, a flying squad operative, were all before the court martial.
The group were arrested this week by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence reportedly on orders of president Museveni , who is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces.