Makindye General Court Martial appeal court will on Friday August 7, hear the appeal case of jailed Boda Boda 2010 patron Hajji Abdullah Kitatta who was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted on charges of illegal possession of fire arms and ammunition.
In this appeal, Kitatta with his body guard Ngobi Sowali, accuse the General Court Martial of convicting them basing on uncorroborative and weaker evidence which resulted in to the miscarriage of justice.
Kitatta contends that the prosecution failed to prove that his body has ever handled a Golden pistol.
Among other grounds is that court convicted them basing on the weakness of their defense instead of basing on strength of the prosecution evidence.
According to the cause list released by the Registrar of this court, this matter will be heard alongside three other appeals at 9 am.
The other appeals include Lance Corporal Wandera James Vs Uganda and Kabugo Henry Vs Uganda.
Since this court has no video conferencing equipment, the Prisons Authority is expected to bring the appellants in court.
On May 14, 2018, Kitatta and Ngobi were sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison after being convicted on charges of illegal possession of fire arms and ammunition.
The evidence upon which these were convicted revealed that while at Vinetea Hotel in Wakaliga, Rubaga division Kampala district, the duo were found in possession of military uniforms of Uganda People’s Defense Forces [UPDF}, 55 rounds of ammunition, Golden and black pistols plus SMG rifle.
In his appeal, Kitatta is accusing the General Court Martial of having failed to properly evaluate the evidence which led them into a wrong conclusion.