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State Removes Dr Kiyingi, 2 Others from Terrorism Charge Sheet

The State Prosecution in the matter where former ADF commander Jamil Mukulu is facing  charges of Terrorism, Aggravated Robbery and Murder, have informed court that they are preparing to amend the charge sheet to remove three accused persons who have not yet been arrested.

The three are; Australian based cardiologist Dr Aggrey Kiyingi, Sheikh Baligeya Swadiq and Kalule Muzafaru.

This came after defense argued that it would be illegal to proceed with the pre-trial when some of the accused persons are not in court.

After being asked to explain the whereabouts of Dr Kiyingi Principle State Attorney Thomas Jatiko informed court that the extradition process is currently being worked upon by various security organs including Interpol.

“We could have filed the amendments but the DPP who is required by the law to sign on these forms has not been in the country, but we expect to file by next week” Jatiko

He added however, that removing the three from the charge sheet doesn’t mean that charges have been withdrawn against them, but it was to enable the trial of the remaining 26 to proceed.

The defense counsels led by Caleb Alaka had asked court to address the matter of delayed trial of their clients who they say have overstayed on remand.

Justice Eva Luswata ordered the prosecution to always ensure that they act according to court set deadlines and ruled that the manner in which this matter was adjourned was irregular since the DPP had no powers to do so.

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The case was adjourned to 20th July 2018 for pretrial hearing

 

 

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