Kampala businessman Abid Alam has been remanded to prison over allegations of conspiracy to defeat the course of justice.
Abid who was earlier today, caught by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit officers near Matugga in Wakiso district, as he tried to escape, has been remanded alongside four police officers.
Prosecution alleges that ASP Daniel Robert Orellana, D/ASP Peter Baitera Muhanuza, D/SP Osteen Wilber Wanyama, and D/SGT Wilson Azale being police officers on April 8, 2020 between Mityana Regional Police Office and Ntinda in the Kampala District conspired with Abid Alam Mahmud to defeat the course of justice by unlawfully releasing confidential information in police File Case Reference No. Kassanda CRB 234/ 2020 to Alam who was a suspect.
While appearing before Buganda Road court, Abid Alam denied the charges, but was still remanded to prison. Abid Alam’s bail request was denied by Grade one magistrate Joan Acaa Ketty on grounds that he did not have sureties and can’t be released due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
Abid alongside the four police officers were then remanded to Kitalya Maximum Security Prison in Mityana until May 8, 2020 as police inquiries continue.
Africa Tembelea has learnt that the group is accused of allegedly gang raping a woman before they destroyed banana plantations, robbed property and battered residents of Bukoba and Bukompe villages, among others heinous acts.