According to CMI reports seen by URN, Anichan reportedly planned and participated in theft of a submachine gun -SMG from a UPDF Guard at Peace Support Operations Training Center, Singo.
The Prime Suspect Bob Anichan defending himself in the General Court Martial
Bob Anichan, the prime suspect in the murder of
the Zanna Mobile Money Agents has told court that he was in custody by the time
the agents were shot dead.
Unknown assailants riding on
motorcycles shot dead Harriet Nalwadda and
Moreen Nakabuubi on June 10th, 2019 before robbing them of Shillings 6.8
million. Police swung in action and picked up four
people in connection to the attack. They are Bob Anichan, a UPDF Deserter
formerly attached to Uganda Military Academy Kabamba, Dennis Mangusho, formerly
attached to 63 Battalion, Stanley Mulunda alias Jumba Frank, a Casual Laborer
from Masanafu and Issa Ntale alias Ganja, a Boda boda rider.
They were arraigned before the General
Court Martial chaired by Lt., General Andrew Gutti, which found them with a
case to answer. However, Bob Anichan, the Prime suspect has denied any
involvement in the murder, saying he was already in the custody of the Chieftaincy
of Military Intelligence on charges of stealing a gun from Singo when the two
Anichan told court that he was picked from his
home in Zombo District on June 1st, 2019 to respond to accusations of stealing
a gun. He dismissed the prosecution claims that he was at the scene of
According to CMI reports seen by URN, Anichan reportedly planned
and participated in theft of a submachine gun -SMG from a UPDF Guard at Peace
Support Operations Training Center, Singo. The report shows that he was arrested on June
Anichan, who was previously sentenced to death for murdering a UPDF
Junior Officer in 2006, was asked a series of questions during cross
examination on how he left custody. He told court that the death
sentence was quashed by the Appellant Court and reduced to 18 years and was
released after serving 13 years in November, 2019.
Anichan also told court that
he has three witnesses from Zombo who will collaborate his sworn evidence. However, the General Court martial chairperson, Lt. General Gutti put it to Anichan that he was
fooling court by distancing himself from the murder of the mobile money agents.
Gutti said that Anichan was implicated by 13 out the 16 witnesses presented by prosecution
to have released the bullets that killed Nakabuubi and Nalwadda. Last week, Anichan's co-accused
Stanley Mulunda told court that they wouldn’t defend themselves.
Mulunda had said
that he will present his co accused Mwangusho as his witnesses. However, today But today, Mwangusho turned
hostile, saying he was no longer willing to defend Mulunda since he also opted
not to defend himself. The matter will return to court on December, 10th
for Anichan's witnesses to testify.