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Investigations into Kabaziguruka treason case nearing completion

By Michael Odeng

Added 17th August 2016 09:29 AM

Michael Kabaziguruka and 23 others are battling treason charges

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MP Kabaziguruka in the Court Martial dock.

Michael Kabaziguruka and 23 others are battling treason charges

Investigations into the case where Nakawa Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Kabaziguruka and 23 others are charged over a plot to overthrow the Government are nearing completion, the state has confirmed.

On Tuesday, the prosecution led by Maj. Raphael Mugisha informed court presided over by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti that the matter was in the final stages of investigation. 

"Investigations are still on-going and they are almost complete. We therefore pray for an adjournment," Mugisha requested. 

The accused are battling treason charges. The offences carry a maximum penalty of death on conviction. The case was adjourned to September 6, for mention.          

Prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large, between February and June 2016 at different places in Wakiso, Kampala and Luwero districts with intent to prejudice the security or interests of Uganda, committed acts of treachery, infiltrated the UPDF and engaged themselves in war-like activities against the government.

Prosecution further alleges that the accused and others still at large in the same months and places plotted to overthrow the government by use of force of arms.

The accused are Capt Andrew Ojaa, Cpl Geofrey Idro, Cpl Raymond Drachiri, Pte Jacob Obua, Pte Christopher Omony, Pte Geofrey Amude, Pte Shafik Masembe, Rtd Pte Bilal Asuman, Cpl Emmanuel Tibesigwa, Cpl Justine Elwelu, Pte Ibrahim Angola, Pte James Matagi, Pte Lucy Achan, Pte Paul Oguti, Pte James Byamaka, Pte Ambrose Oonyu, Cpl Justine Elwelu, Pte Benon Tugume, Cpl Richard Odama and L/Cpl Inyan Godfrey.

 

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