Six top police officers in Uganda have been arraigned before a military court in the capital Kampala, state-affiliated publication New Vision reports.
Their arrests follow an investigation into allegations they were operating private cells and orchestrating armed robberies.
The officers arrested include a former commandant of the special operations unit and the commandant of the police professional standards. Investigators say the officers have also been involved in committing abuses against refugees in the country.
Some of the victims were allegedly repatriated back to their countries of origin, where they faced threats to their lives.The New Vision newspaper also cites reports that President Yoweri Museveni had received a complaint from a United Nations agency regarding the mistreatment of refugees.