The Mukono Chief Magistrate Juliet Hatanga has extended the arrest
warrant of Maj Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza together with his bodyguards for more two
weeks following their failure to show up in court.
Hatanga issued the arrest warrant on June 10, to Kyaligonza, Cpl Peter
Busindiche and Pt John Okurut after they failed to respect criminal summons following
allegations of assaulting and obstructing Sgt Esther Namaganda while at work in
The defence lawyer Jamiru Ssanyu Mukama told court that his clients appealed to High Court seeking
orders stopping the Chief Magistrate's court from any proceedings on grounds
that there is a similar trial at the Court Martial Disciplinary Unit.
Mukama asked the Chief Magistrate to extend their arrest warrant
for two weeks.
Hatanga has set July 22, for the accused to appear before court in person.
“On 20th June 2019, I
received an order for the file for revision from the High court, however, I
didn’t receive any directive that I shouldn’t listen to the case. I, therefore,
extend the warrant of arrest to 2 weeks," Hatanga notes.
Mukama has noted that their client will only appear before court
after the High Court ruling on the matter. He says their client acts in respect
of the law.
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Namaganda’s lawyer Michael Aboneka of Timothy and Michael Co
advocates expressed joy saying that despite of the defendant’s absence, the
Chief Magistrates Court decides in respect with the law.