National
MP Kipoi sent back to luzira
Publish Date: Feb 12, 2013
MP Kipoi sent back to luzira
MP Tony Kipoi leaves the court. PHOTO/Michael Odeng
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Michael Odeng

KAMPALA - Bubulo West MP, Tony Kipoi Nsubuga was returned to Luzira Prison after his treason case was adjourned to next week.
 
The legislator appeared before Justice Mukasa Lameck on Tuesday at the High Court in Kampala.

But the judge adjourned the case because the lawyers of the accused had failed to bring with them files related to the case. The accused is represented by Michael Okecha and Caleb Alaka.

“I want to give you enough time in order to allow you organize your files for bail hearing on 19th this month [February],” the judge said.

The lawyers of the accused complained that the affidavit was issued very late, which did allow them prepare in time.

Caleb said that the accused is entitled to bail on grounds of health complications. He said the MP is suffering from high blood pressure.

“Since Kipoi is an MP and he is innocent until proven guilty, he is therefore entitled to bail,” he argued.

Prosecution alleges that the legislator has been recruiting personnel from Uganda as well as Congolese rebels belonging to COGAI, a rebel group based in Bunia in Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo.

It is also claimed that Kipoi had promised to support the rebel groups with firearms. Kipoi is also said to have foreign sponsors, but they are yet to be named.

Police are also investigating Kipoi on allegations of trafficking narcotics.

His personal assistant was arrested in Busia on the Uganda-Kenya border with narcotics, to which he pleaded guilty and was fined sh1m. Kipoi paid the money.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Slain Unilever boss mourned
SPEAKER after speaker described Makanga as a smart, classy, humble, respectful, joyful, hardworking man who worked to see that also others get to enjoy the good life...
Muntu warns Mafabi, Nabila over media exchanges
ACCORDING to John Kikonyogo, the party spokesperson, Muntu said discussing the issues in the media was affecting the image of the party...
Gov
ACCORDING to Hillary Onek, the Minister of Relief and Disaster Preparedness, the move will enable legal refugees to seek study, business and medical opportunities abroad...
Deputy President Ramaphosa lands in Entebbe for talks with President Museveni
Deputy President Ramaphosa lands in Entebbe ahead of consultations with President Yoweri Museveni over South Sudan...
Uganda grapples with access to drugs for Non Communicable Diseases
Moses Kafeero, 24, is a resident of Kasensero in Rakai district. He weighs 112 kilograms.Kafero is one of the thousands of Ugandans suffering from Non Communicable diseases. Kafeero just like others is not aware that one of the risk factors associated with high blood pressure and diabetes is obesit...
The President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, has mourned the fallen Zambian President Chilufya Sata....
Should the absence of bride price prevent couples from wedding?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter