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I sold gun to Godi,witness tells court

By Vision Reporter

Added 30th November 2010 03:00 AM

A city businessman has admitted selling a Star pistol to Arua municipality MP, Akbar Hussein Godi.

A city businessman has admitted selling a Star pistol to Arua municipality MP, Akbar Hussein Godi.

A city businessman has admitted selling a Star pistol to Arua municipality MP, Akbar Hussein Godi.

Geoffrey Kalyegira, who deals in hardware and construction materials, told Mukono High Court on Monday that he sold the gun at sh5m and transferred its ownership to Godi in September 2008.

Godi is a prime suspect in the murder of his wife, Rehema Caesar, who was shot dead at Lugojja village in Mukono district on December 4, 2008. Her body was dumped near Mpoma satellite station.

Kalyegira said before he handed over the gun to Godi, he asked him to comply with all the procedures of acquiring a firearm, which Godi did.

Before court presided over by Justice Lawrence Gidudu, Kalyegira identified the gun, saying it was made in Yugoslavia with its serial number as 25896.

Senior principal state attorney Joan Kagezi tendered the sale agreement in court as prosecution exhibit. The gun was recorded only for identification.

Kalyegira, who was the 19th prosecution witness, said he acquired the gun from another person, whose name he told court he could not remember.

When asked by the judge why he sold the gun within a short time after he acquired it, Kalyegira said because he wanted to go abroad, and saw no reason to keep it.

He said after Godi complied with all the requirements, he gave the gun to him through Boniface Ebiru, the officer in charge of private firearms.

Court heard that Godi acquired the gun with seven bullets.

During cross-examination by Godi’s lawyer, MacDosman Kabega, Kalyegira failed to explain why the serial number on the gun and the one on the certificate were different.

Francis Mindra, a Police officer attached to Yumbe Police Station, said he issued Godi with a certificate and a license to posses a firearm.

Mindra said when he issued the certificate on December 2, 2008, the gun had only five bullets.

Mindra also told court that after Rehema’s murder, he was approached by the Police, who questioned him about the licence he issued to Godi.




I sold gun to Godi,witness tells court

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