The former Ugandan Commissioner of Police, Kassim Musa Obura, has been charged with the murder of a man at the Public Safety Unit headquarters in 1973.
The former Ugandan Commissioner of Police, Kassim Musa Obura, has been charged with the murder of a man at the Public Safety Unit headquarters in 1973. He is the first official of former Ugandan President Idi Amin's regime to be brought before the courts.
SYNOPSIS: The former Police Commissioner first appeared in the Chief Magistrates Court in Kampala on May 24th...and was remanded in police custody until his court appearance on Thursday (7 June).
Kassim Obura had surrendered to Ugandan National Liberation Front forces in May, and, at a news conference had alleged that Idi Amin had murdered Anglican Archbishop Jonan Luwum and two of his cabinet ministers.
Obura's court appearance attracted a large crowd.
Obura was charged by Magistrate James Okuku with murdering Vincent Ddungu on or about November 23rd, 1973, at the Public Safety Unit.
The government case against Obura is still being prepared and he was remanded to appear again in the Magistrate's Court on June twenty-first. He was jeered by the crowd as he was driven from the court by police officers. Until the government case against Obura is completed, and his trial begun, he will appear before a Magistrate every two weeks.