NAKAWA Chief Magistrate’s Court has extended criminal summons against Doctor Aggrey Kiyingi in connection with the recent murder of two prominent Muslim Clerics
By Farooq Kasule, Michael Odeng & Anita Atuhaire
NAKAWA Chief Magistrate’s Court has extended criminal summons against a Ugandan Cardiologist based in Australia, Doctor Aggrey Kiyingi in connection with the recent murder of two prominent Muslim clerics.
The same court has also remanded five people that were charged together with Dr. Kiyingi on the counts of murder, terrorism, attempted murder, crimes against humanity and an alternative count of aiding and abetting terrorism, all of which are contrary to the Penal Code Act.
They include: Asad Ssemwogerere, Solomon Kibirige, Rajab Mubajje, Abudalatif Tusiime and Isa Matanda.
The court presided over by Nakawa Court Grade One Magistrate, Timothy Lumonye on Thursday extended criminal summons against Kiyingi to appear in court on April 9, to answer charges of terrorism and murder.
This was after the state prosecutor, Proscovia Ayebare told court that, investigations into the matter were incomplete and asked the trial magistrate for an adjournment.
Prosecution alleges that Kiyingi through his Federal Alliance (FA) rebel group offered training, recruitment and logistical support to former ADF rebels who were reportedly hired to execute the two sheiks.
It’s further alleged that Dr. Kiyingi in 2013 financed the purchase of motor vehicles, boda-bodas and guns that were used to bump off the Muslim clerics. It is said that Kiyingi used to channel funds through her sister-in-law, Aisha Nakasibante, who is also among the Muslim murder suspects.
Their arrest followed the shooting of two Muslim clerics; Sheik Mustafa Bahiga along Bwebajja along Entebbe road and Shiite leader, Sheik Abdul Qadr Muwaya from Mayuge by assailants who were riding on boda-bodas.
It’s alleged that the suspects also attempted to murder Sheikh Jjemba Haruna.
The court did not allow the accused to take plea on grounds that the court does not have jurisdiction to handle the case.
“You are not allowed to say anything in this court because it has no powers to handle the matter. However you can apply for bail in the High Court,” the magistrate said.
Recently, eighteen suspects including Tabliq leader, Amir Umma Sheik Muhamad Kamoga were committed to the High Court in Kampala for trial.
Court extends criminal summons against Dr. Kiyingi