By Our Reporter
KAMPALA, Uganda [SHIFTMEDIA] The mood and spirits are high at the Crime Intelligence Headquarters in Bukoto after news broke that the contract of the CI Director Brig. Gen Christopher Ddamulira had been extended.
According to the Nile Post , President Museveni also extended contracts of AIGP Abbas Byakagaba the Director Counter Terrorism, John Ndugutse, Maj. Gen Kamunanwire Jesse and Brig. Golooba Godfrey.
Once an officer at this rank clocks 45 years of age, he or she is given a three-year contract and thereafter renewed for two years
Who is Brig Ddamulira?
Brig Christopher Ddamulira has been the director of Crime Intelligence since his 2019 when he was appointed from the UPDF
At the UPDF he had served as the deputy Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), as well as the director for counter terrorism.
Ddamulira is a renowned intelligence expert with vast knowledge and experience in intelligence gathering.
He served in served in the same position in Somalia under the AMISOM with UPDF during the time when the late Lt Gen Paul Lokech was the commander of the Ugandan troops.
He has been so instrumental in fighting criminality while serving as the Police Crime Intelligence Director.
Just recently he was so instrumental in dismantling ADF sleeper cells in the country working together with CMI, since last year’s bomb attacks in the city.
Several suspects have either been put out of action or arrested during these operations that are still ongoing as Ugandan security seeks to wipe out all ADF cells in the country.
For example, last month, the Crime Intelligence announced the arrest of 24 people suspected to be funders of ADF activities in the country.
These were part of a criminal network involved in several attacks, mostly targeting foreigners moving with huge sums of money whom they attack and after the robberies, the proceeds would allegedly go towards financing of ADF activities including recruitment of future terrorist fighters and also cover welfare costs of families of ADF fighters.
Flying Squad under him
After several issues arose regarding how the Flying Squad Unit was terrorizing suspects, the docket has now been put under his command.
The Flying Squad was so much involved in the arrest of three suspects alleged to have participated in last week’s attack on a supermarket in Mukono by gunmen.
One of the guns used in the attack by the men captured on CCTV camera has since been recovered.
Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) is the third-highest rank in the structure of the Uganda police force.