Former Flying Squad Operative Tortured By CMI Operatives, Rots In Jail

Former Flying Squad Operative Tortured By CMI Operatives, Rots In Jail

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By Spy Uganda

Abdul Ssemujju, 50, who was reportedly arrested by Abel Kandiho of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Col. Kaka Bagyenda, of the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) respectively, on December 6, 2017, from his work station at Kiwatule washing bay, is rotting in jail.

Caged Abdul Ssemujju showing some of his torture wounds

A father of 5 kids, Ssemujju’s wife Mrs. Fatumah Nasanga Ssemujju, told this reporter on Saturday at Grand Imperial Hotel where they met for an interview that her husband, after being arrested, was locked up incommunicado at CMI headquarters for two months, where he was tortured beyond imagination and is now literally lame, because he can’t squat on a toilet or walk and his vision is faulty.

Fatumah Nasanga narrating her ordeal to our Reporter

“My husband, who is a Muslim, was forced to eat pork,” Nasanga said, amidst tears.
 She said she suspects his kidney and liver are affected as a result of torture by security operatives.

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Ssemujju, a resident of Kamuli, Kireka, in Wakiso district, was arrested shortly  before the arrest of former Police Flying Squad boss Muhangi, on allegations of repatriating Rwandese back to Paul Kagame’s government at a price, charges he has since denied, although he was allegedly tortured and forced to plead guilty so he could be ‘pardoned’, which he refused to do. 

Ssemujju is specifically, among others, charged with kidnapping a Rwandan national called Kaliisa Vincent from Uganda and  allegedly delivering him to Kagame’s security operatives in Rwanda to answer alleged treason charges.

His wife narrates that after being tortured and defamed for two months by ISO and CMI in their detention, he was then transfered to Makindye Military Barracks and later produced before the Military Court Martial only once, but has since 2017 never appeared again. 

“The state is asking him to explain his attachment with the Rwandan government which he doesn’t know,” his wife explained.

Wife Evicted From Rented MuzigoSince 2017, life has never been the same for Ssemujju’s wife Nasanga, because he left her with five children in a rented house but they have since been evicted.

She says all the five children are not only out of school but don’t have shelter. 

“We were chased from the rented house in Kamuli, Kireka, because we couldn’t afford rent. The little equipment and money he had left behind would have helped us cope up with life, but security officers returned and took them as ‘exhibits’, ” she narrates.

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Nasanga alleged that Kandiho and Kaka’s boys took her husband’s water pump, generator, car jet machine among other equipment, all amounting to around Shs20m which he was using at the washing bay in Kiwatule. These,she says, would have helped her to fend for the family. (https://www.srmfre.com/)

Their firstborn, aged 23 years (names withheld) who was at Kyambogo University, has since dropped out due to lack of tuition.

The other children are; Kavuma Moses, S.4 student at Emirates College Nkowe, who missed seating for 0’level exams last year, Muhammad Lubowa, S.2, Ssemujju Abdul (was supposed to sit P.7 this year) and the last one Shakibu Ssemujju 7, who are all  out of school.

Nasanga said her husband’s lawyer, Katumba Chrysostom, abandoned the case due to lack of money and intimidation from unknown callers. 

She now requests President Yoweri Museveni to intervene in her husband’s case so that he can get justice, since his co-accused Muhangi, Nixon Agasirwe and others have since been released on bail.

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