The DPP of St Peter’s Church Ndeeba has withdrawn charges against police officers
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Jane Frances Abodo has withdrawn criminal charges against two senior police officers implicated in the demolition of St Peter’s Church Ndeeba in Rubaga Division earlier in August this year.
The police officers are David Epedu the Katwe division police commander and assistant superintendent of police Mugira Kato Yeko the officer in charge of the station.
The DPP's letter indicating the withdrawal of charges was presented before Grade One magistrate Jude Okumu by the chief state attorney John Kunya.
The police officers were accused of neglecting their duties and conspiring with 20 others to unlawfully demolish the church.
The magistrate was left with no option but to terminate proceedings against the two police officers.
The state later tendered in an amended charge sheet in which it instituted new charges of theft against the prime suspect Dodoviko Mwanje and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanour with the rest of the accused persons.
In the new charges, the state alleges that Dodoviko stole church assorted items valued at approximately Shs 850 million on August 10 2020. Likewise, new charges of abuse of office and corruption have been instituted against the police officers and KCCA officials.
From The Observer