MP Kipoi’s Co-accused Apply For Bail

viagra 40mg geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>While appearing before Justice Joseph Mulangira, find the suspects through their lawyer Charles Dalton Opwonya applied for bail.

order geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“The suspects have been in detention for almost a year. They were all arrested in December, others were detained in Kigo while others Luzira prison. They should be granted bail because it’s their right to liberty,” said Opwonya.

Opwonya added that the suspects were first time offenders, with no other charges against them, were family men married to 1-4 wives and children to look after, have substancial sureties and “since they are employed by UPDF, they have permanent addresses in their respective barracks from where they can be got”.

Abid Rashied Butt, Fatima Babu, Khan Babu, Noor Abubaker, and Ali Omar Almuzahim are some of the suspects who were at court today.

They presented twelve sureties in all; mostly their relatives however some of them whose names had been filed in court had “not yet arrived because they come from far”.

However the State representative, a one Agnes contested the application saying the applicants had not stated any exceptional circumstance necessitating the granting of their bail application.

“Though they have been in prison for the last 10 months, they had been indicted and the period is not that long,” said Agnes


She also added that the names of the sureties filed in court were different from those presented before court.

Justice Mulangila adjourned the case to 11 October for a ruling on the application.

Kipoi and seven others, including soldiers were in July committed to the High Court by the Buganda Road Court Grade I Magistrate Simon Kintu Zirintusa over treason after prosecution said it had completed investigations and found enough evidence against them.

Prosecution alleges that between 2011 and 2012 the group and others still at large crafted a polot to overthrow the government by organizing meetings intended for collecting money to purchase firearms and allegedly arranges for military training ground in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kipoi was arrested in December 2012 in Matimuku Guest House in Fort Portal while others were arrested from Kabarole District while holding a meeting with suspected DRC rebel and UPDF soldiers.

However Kipoi is out on bail and he is in South Africa, where he went for medication this month.

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