Lt. Col. George Nambafu, the Chairman Fourth Division Court Martial told URN that the UPDF Director of Prosecution who first sanctioned the file against Malinga wrote that they should drop the case against him due to lack of evidence to pin him and that they were left with no other option but to comply.
UPDF Fourth Division Court Martial has dropped the charges against Tony Malinga, the Manager of
East Madi Wildlife Reserve, who was facing prosecution over the murder of a truck driver in Apaa Trading Center.
Opiyo, was shot dead from Layima Junction, Apaa Trading Center in Adjumani
District on November 13th 2020 during a scuffle between him and a
joint team of UPDF and Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers.
was charged with conspiracy to commit murder before the fourth Division Court Martial
on December 17th. Other co –accused were Private Morris Opiyo
Taban and Lance Corporal Lovis Okello who were accused of murder and malicious
Col. George Nambafu, the Chairman Fourth Division Court Martial told URN in an
interview that the UPDF Director of Prosecution who first sanctioned the filed against
Malinga wrote that they should drop the case against him due to lack of
evidence to pin him and that they were left with no other option but to comply.
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who made the revelation on Friday evening after the court session says they are
now left with two accused persons who are Morris Opiyo and Lovis Okello whose
trial according to him nears completion.
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the court session on Friday at the UPDF Fourth Division Barrack, Morris Opiyo
Taban who stands accused of murdering Vincent Opiyo disowned his earlier
statement recorded by police in Adjumani district saying the statement was
written by someone else and later he was asked to sign it without reading
Ronald Watmon, the lawyer representing the accused persons says he expects his
clients to be acquitted since the charges levied on them are false and that
they are being tried in a wrong court.
Nambafu adjourned the court to Monday 26th where the prosecution and the
defense will make their final submissions before the final judgment on Tuesday