Gulu Magistrate’s Court has adjourned the case in which Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi wine and 34 others are charged with treason to January 10, 2019.
Bobi Wine, Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri and 26 others on Monday appeared before the court presided over by Isaac Imoran Kintu for mention of their case.
However, Prosecution led by Mr Paul Weponde said they are not ready to proceed with the case because police have not yet provided evidence that is key to investigating the case. He then requested for adjournment.
This did not go down well with defence lawyer, Mr Henry Komakech Kilama, who said the accused persons are incurring high travel expenses from Kampala and Arua to attend the trial and asked court to compel the state to expedite investigations.
In response Magistrate Kintu tasked the prosecution team to speed up their investigation.
“I therefore urge the prosecution team to speed up inquiries to ensure that an expeditious trial is issued, I also observed that most of the accused persons come from outside of this jurisdiction and in fact none of them comes from within the locality of this jurisdiction,” he said
Mr Kintu also asked the defence team to present the accused, who were not in court on Monday, in the next court sitting. Those who were not present in court included, MPs Paul Mwiru [Jinja East] and Gerald Karuhanga [Ntungamo Municipality] who were reported to be for official duty in Burundi, Gamba Tumusime, Atiku Charles, Atiku Shaban and Wilberforce Tamale.
He then adjourned the case till January 10, 2019.