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Court Martial: Kitatta found guilty on gun charge

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th May 2019 12:41 PM

Police officer Sowali Ngobi was also found guilty of unlawful possession of fire arms

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Bodaboda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitatta the dock at the General Court Martial in Makindye in November last year. File Photo

Police officer Sowali Ngobi was also found guilty of unlawful possession of fire arms

BodaBoda 2010 patron Hajji Abdullah Kitatta has been found guilty of unlawful possession of firearms by the General Court Martial.

The case was being presided over by a seven-member panel led by Lt Gen. Andrew Gutti.

Kitatta and nine others were battling charges of unlawful possession of firearms, ammunition and military gear.

He was acquited on the charge of unlawful possession of military gear while Police officer Sowali Ngobi was also found guilty of unlawful possession of firearms.

Kitatta and Ngobi will be sentenced on Tuesday.

The rest of the co-accused; Joel Kibirige, Matia Senfuka, Hassan Sebatta, John Sebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Amon Twinomujuni were all acquited of all charges.

The case

The prosecution alleged that on January 21, 2018, in Wakaliga, Rubaga division, Kitatta, Ngobi and Ibrahim Sekajja were found in unlawful possession of a submachine gun (SMG) rifle and a pistol, contrary to provisions of the Fire Arms Act.

They were also accused along with seven others of unlawfully possessing 50 rounds of ammunition and military equipment, which are a monopoly of the defence forces.

Apart from Ngobi who is a Police officer, the rest are BodaBoda 2010 members.

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