Buganda Road Magistrates Court has granted the Directorate of Public Prosecution two months to complete investigations against businessman Abid Alam.
Abid is jointly charged with a Police officer Osteen Wilber Wanyama, the Wamala Regional CID officer on one count of conspiring to defeat the course of justice.
On Wednesday, the duo appeared before Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Joan Acaa Ketty. The group had appeared to be informed on the status of investigations about the offences against them.
The Resident State Attorney Janet Kitimbo asked the court for additional time to conclude investigations.
Acaa adjourned the case to September 9, 2020, and extended the bail of the accused persons until then.
It is alleged that on April 8th 2020 between Mityana police station and Ntinda in Kampala, Abid Alam conspired with Wanyama to defeat the course of justice. Wanyama reportedly released confidential information about a case concerning Abid Alam to him yet he was the prime suspect in that matter.
Initially, the duo was charged with three other Wamala Region Police officers but the charges against them were withdrawn in the previous court session. This was after the DPP decided to discontinue proceedings against them. They are Baitera Muhanguzi, Robert Daniel Ogwellan and Wilson Azale.
The accused persons were arrested and arraigned before court after the State House Anti-Corruption Unit received reports that Abid Alam’s agents had been involved in several atrocities like attempted murder and unlawful destruction of property in Bukoba, Kassanda District.
The agents reportedly injured several employees of Major Arthur Mugyenyi before destroying his three acres of banana plantations, two houses as well as killing animals and fleeing with several of them.