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Stolen files had evidence to polls petition - Mbabazi

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th March 2016 03:45 PM

Thugs broke into Ahammed Mbabazi’s office located at Buganda Road and Fred Muwema’s office located at Acacia Avenue in Kampala and fled with computers and documents.

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From left, Asuman Basalirwa, Amama Mbabazi, Medard Ssegona address a press conference at the Go-Forward offices in Nakasero on March 9, 2016. (Credit: Miriam Namutebi)

It is understood that files stolen from Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers contained evidence required in court in the election petition.

Addressing a news conference in Kampala on Wednesday afternoon, Mbabazi said: “The raid was carried out at the same time. It cannot be a coincidence that it happened at the two work stations of the election petition before the Supreme Court.

"In both chambers, files were carried away and we have no idea where they (file) are. The files had evidence that was going to be presented before court.”

Unknown people on Tuesday night broke into offices of lawyers representing the former Prime Minister in the election petition seeking to nullify President Yoweri Museveni’s victory in the February 18 polls.

 The offices of Mbabazi lawyers were broken into Tuesday night

 

 The building housing the offices is located in Wandegeya, along Buganda Road

 

 "The files had evidence that was going to be presented before court," said Mbabazi

 

Thugs broke into Ahammed Mbabazi’s office located at Buganda Road and Fred Muwema’s office located at Acacia Avenue in Kampala and fled with computers and documents.

One of the guards identified as Simon Okello and working for a private security company was beaten and is admitted.  

Police detectives with sniffer dogs are currently combing the scene for evidence at Muwema’s office.

“It is only Fred Muwema who has reported a case for the property on Plot 50 Windsor Crescent in Kololo where Muwema and Company Advocates has its offices,” Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson, said.

Godfrey Wandera the supervisor at SPC Protectorate the private firm contracted to guard the premises said the guards who were on duty have recorded the case at Wandegeya Police.
 

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