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Gulu Court Adjourns Treason Case

Ndiwalana adjourned the matter this morning after State Prosecutor; Julius Ochen told court that inquiries were still ongoing.
The Gulu Grade One Magistrate, Yunus Ndiwalana has adjourned the treason cases against the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi and 32 others to December 03rd.

 

 

Ndiwalana adjourned the matter this morning after State Prosecutor; Julius Ochen told court that inquiries were still ongoing. 

 

Prosecution accuses the suspects of pelting the presidential motorcade with stones during the last campaign rally of Arua municipality MP by-elections last month.

 

 

Prior to the adjournment, the suspect's lawyer, Asuman Basalirwa, asked court to direct the state to exhibit the presidential vehicle that was allegedly stoned by the suspects in Arua.

 

 

He also said exhibits including phones and iPads confiscated from the suspects are being used to con people.

He asked court to rein in on the state to explain whether the exhibits are in their custody or with members of Special Forces Command-SFC. 

 

 

Responding to the allegations, Ochen said he was yet to be briefed about the exhibits. This prompted court to summon the Officers of Criminal Investigations in Gulu and Arua to come to appear before court and explain the status of the exhibits.

 

 

The Arua Municipality Member of Parliament, Kassiano Wadri who also facing the same charges hailed court for granting them two months bail extension, saying it had become too tedious for them to report to court to and from Arua and Kampala. 

 

 

On the exhibits, Kassiano said he lost Shillings 85 million on the day he was picked up, adding that he has failed to access their vehicles. Ntungamo Municipality Member of Parliament Gerald Karuhanga was absent in court.

 

He was represented by Nwoya Woman Member of Parliament, Lilly Adong.