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Army Court to Decide Kitatta’s Fate Next Week

Makindye General Court Martial chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti yesterday set Monday 17th December to pronounce it’s self on whetherjailed Boda Boda 2010 patron Hajji Abdullah Kitatta and 12 others have a case to answer or not.

All the 13 accused people are facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms.

The defense side led by Shaban Sanywa yesterday concluded their final submissions in reply in which they asked court to acquit their clients.

These argued that in whole, the evidence that was presented in court there was no strong proof that the accused were found in possession of the said fire arms.

State Prosecutor Major Raphael Mugisha on the other hand, had earlier asked court to find the accused people with a case to answer, since the evidence and testimonies from their witnesses were consistent and truthful.

If the court finds that there isn’t enough evidence to pin the accused, it may set them free in case they have no pending charges against them.

But if there is sufficient evidence, the case will proceed for trial.

Kitata alongside 12 others who have been on remand since February this year are indicted with six charges of unlawful possession of firearms, unlawful possession of military stores and failure to protect war materials allegedly committed in January 2018.

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The charges attract life and death penalties upon conviction respectively.

 

 

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