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Witness Recounts Kitatta’s Dramatic Arrest

Defense lawyers in the case against Abdullah Kitatta of the Bodaboda 2010, yesterday finalized cross examining the first prosecution witness, Private Richard Kasaija, who has been on the stand for the last three sittings.

During the cross examination, Kasaija told court that he was part of the team that arrested Kitatta.

He said Kitatta was arrested from a toilet at Vinetea Hotel in Rubaga, where he had locked himself up until they threatened to open it up with bullets.

On being checked, he said, Kitatta was found with an unmarked pistol.

Kasajja also revealed that some of the people jointly charged with the Bodaboda 2010 patron were arrested for obstructing law enforcement work and threatening to burn army vehicles.

The witness positively identified Kitatta and one other suspect named Kibirige, among those that in arrested. For the other suspects, he said he couldn’t identify them because the arrested happened during the dark.

The State asked for a short adjournment to enable them summon the second witness in this case.

Meanwhile, Kitatta’s lawyers had once again raised the issue of being denied access to their client, but was advised to only go during visitation hours.

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This case was adjourned to 10th September for further hearing.

Kitatta alongside 12 others are indicted with six charges of unlawful possession of firearms, unlawful possession of military stores and failure to protect war materials.

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