As Uganda is still trying to work on its relationship with Rwanda, Seven security officers have been remanded at Makindye Police Barracks for sharing sensitive information to Rwandan government agents.
The General Court Martial on Monday charged two senior Police officers including Benon Akandwanaho, the former Kira division Community Liaison Officer and Frank Sabiiti who is attached to Counter Terrorism at Mutukula border post all at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police with offences related to sharing sensitive information contrary to section 130 of the UPDF Act.
Others were Second Lieutenants Alex Kasamula attached to Military Police, Phillip Neville Ankunda attached to Special Forces headquarters as a Pilot, Privates Nathan Ndwaine , Moses Asiimwe and Godfrey Mugabi attached to Nakasongola Airforce Wing as students of Engineering and Aircrafts Maintenance .
It is alleged that between February and May 2020, the accused persons shared sensitive and classified information to agents of Rwanda authorities with intention to bias the security of the defence forces of the government of Uganda, an allegation which the denied.
The group was remanded to Makindye military police barracks until August 31,2020 to give the army prosecutor enough time to carry out investigations..
According to Article 130 of the UPDF Act 2005 a person subject military law who discloses by word of mouth or any document confidential information to the enemy or unauthorized members of the defence forces or the public or does or omits to so anything with intent to prejudice the security of the defence forces or forces co-operating with the defence forces commits and offence and is on conviction, liable to suffer death.
If found guilty, the accused persons will be punished by death.