UPDF, Police Chiefs Jailed For Spying For Rwanda

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) general court Martial based in Makindye Kampala yesterday charged and remanded senior UPDF and Police officers on allegations that they have been linking top and sensitive intelligence information to Rwandan Government putting their own government at risk.

The accused officers have been identified as Lt.Philip Ankunda one of the UPDF Pilots, ASP Frank Sabiti former Officer in Charge of Kyotera police station and ASP Akandwanaho former liaison officer Kiira police .

Court Martial Prosecutor Captain Ambrose Baguma says between February and May this year, the accused persons and others still at large at various places within Kampala City, shared sensitive information with agents of Rwandan authorities with intentions to prejudice the security of the Defense Forces of the Ugandan government.

He states that security officers were arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) between around May in an operation that the officers shared classified information relating to their operations with sources who in turn shared it with intelligence from Rwanda.

Ankunda was commissioned last March as Army Pilots by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. His arrest followed the detention of Pte Samuel Dwane.

According to intelligence, Lt.Ankunda is dating  Rwandan girl one Jay Batamuliza whom national security claim has been spying on Uganda.

The girlfriend is reported to be a spy who had been planted on him to spy on most of Ugandan security installation.

The trio has been under CMI interrogations for over five months. They have been detained at Special Investigations Unit in Kireka.

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