UPDF Court remands soldier for sleeping with the boss’s wife. A UPDF officer Lance Corporal John Nuwagira has been remanded in Makindye Military Barracks on charges of indecent relationship with his boss’s wife. Appearing in the general court-martial chaired by Brigadier Robert Freeman Mugabe, Nuwagira was charged with the conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline contrary to some provisions under the UPDF Act of 2005.
The Court heard that in 2021 while in Makenke, Mbarara district, Nuwagira developed an indecent relationship with Annet Kobusingye, the wife of Lt. Robert Turyahabwe who was serving in Somalia.
Nuwagira, who was dressed in his camouflage uniform, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Prosecution led by Lt. Alex Lasto Mukhwana informed Court that the inquiries were still ongoing. As a result, Brigadier Robert Freeman Mugabe remanded the accused to Makindye Military Barracks until August 29th, 2022.
According to the available sources, Nuwagira was arrested on March 8th, 2022, and has been in custody at Makindye Military Barracks until he appeared in court today.
He was arrested shortly after Turyahabwe who was a Prosecutor in the Unit Disciplinary Committee -UDC at Makenke Military Barracks (Second Division) reported the matter, saying that when he left Mbarara in 2019, Nuwagira kept disorganising his family by engaging in a sexual relationship with his wife.
Turyahabwe is currently a Legal Officer at the Masaka Armoured Brigade. The temporary findings show that Kobusingye denies being married to Turyahabwe on the grounds that he had never introduced her or wedded her officially.
According to the UPDF Act, once found guilty, Nuwagira is liable to dismissal with disgrace from the army.