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Dr. Kiyingi: Court threatens to issue an arrest warrant

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th April 2015 09:29 PM

The Nakawa chief magistrate’s court has issued fresh summons against a Ugandan Cardiologist based in Australia in connection with the recent murder of two prominent Muslim clerics to appear in court.

Dr. Kiyingi: Court threatens to issue an arrest warrant

The Nakawa chief magistrate’s court has issued fresh summons against a Ugandan Cardiologist based in Australia in connection with the recent murder of two prominent Muslim clerics to appear in court.

By Farooq Kasule

The Nakawa chief magistrate’s court has issued fresh summons against a Ugandan Cardiologist based in Australia in connection with the recent murder of two prominent Muslim clerics to appear in court.

This followed Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi’s failure to respond to the earlier summons issued to him by the Nakawa chief magistrate’s court to answer the charges of terrorism and murder brought against him.

While adjourning the case in his chambers, to April 28, the Nakawa grade one magistrate Timothy Lumonye advised Dr. Kiyingi to appear in court before an arrest warrant is issued.

On Thursday, over 20 relatives of Muslim cleric’s murder suspects swarmed the Nakawa court premises to witness the trial of their relatives.

They were however, caught off guard when they learnt that the hearing of the case had ended without their knowledge.

Meanwhile, the magistrate 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.

This was after the state attorney Ntimba Anne Kairu informed court that investigations in the matter were ongoing.

They include: Asad Ssemwogerere, Solomon Kibirige, Rajab Mubajje, Abudalatif Tusiime and Isa Matanda.

 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 is 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.

The arrest of the five 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.

Recently, eighteen suspects including Tabliq leader, Amir Umma Sheik Muhamad Yunus Kamoga were committed to the High Court in Kampala for trial over the same charges.

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