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Veteran journalist Bakka further remanded

By Farooq Kasule

Added 14th March 2018 04:50 PM

On Wednesday, Bakka, 68, was further remanded by Nakawa Chief Magistrate Jameson Karemani after state attorney Anne Ntimba Kairu told court that investigations in the case were still underway.

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On Wednesday, Bakka, 68, was further remanded by Nakawa Chief Magistrate Jameson Karemani after state attorney Anne Ntimba Kairu told court that investigations in the case were still underway.

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KAMPALA - Veteran journalist Isaac Bakka accused of contriving a plot to overthrow the Government has been further remanded to Luzira prison.

On Wednesday, Bakka, 68, was further remanded by Nakawa Chief Magistrate Jameson Karemani after state attorney Anne Ntimba Kairu told court that investigations in the case were still underway.

“Your worship, investigations in the case are still ongoing. We pray that the matter is adjourned to another date and the accused also be further remanded,” Ntimba said.

Bakka is battling the charges alongside city electrician Godfrey Asea, casino attendant George Nyekon and civil engineer Innocent Mawa.

The Chief Magistrate has adjourned the case until March 28,when the group will be produced back in court to know the status of the investigations in their case.

Bakka appeared dejected before the Chief Magistrate through the court proceedings that lasted for about five minutes.

His wife and other relatives were also in court, but unlike the last time, they declined to address the media.

Bakka and the group are battling two charges of treason and misprision contrary to the penal code Act.

Treason attracts a maximum penalty of death on conviction while misprision attracts a maximum punishment of imprisonment for life on conviction.

Prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large between January 2017 and January 2018 in various places in Arua, Kampala, Wakiso, and Teso region, among others contrived a plot to overthrow the Government of Uganda established by law.

According to the state, Bakka and the group expressed overt act by recruiting individuals to form armed insurrection against the Government on top of holding various meetings.

They are also accused of participating in the training of man power, as well as acquiring satellite phones, procurement of motor vehicles among other gadgets for the purposes of overthrowing the Government.

On the charges of misprision, Bakka and the group are also accused of concealing information and failure to report to the relevant authorities about a group that was plotting to overthrow the Government.

Bakka was charged without the knowledge of his relatives and friends.
But after they had complained several times about his disappearance, the prison spokesperson, Frank Baine, confirmed that he had been sent on remand over treason charges.

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