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DPP to decide on Kabuleta file within a week

By Betty Amamukirori

Added 16th July 2019 12:55 PM

The former journalist was arrested on Friday last week by detectives from SID at Drew and Jack’s restaurant in Lugogo

DPP to decide on Kabuleta file within a week

Joseph Kabuleta was arrested on Friday last week. File Photo

The former journalist was arrested on Friday last week by detectives from SID at Drew and Jack’s restaurant in Lugogo

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mike Chibita, has promised to make a decision on detained pastor Joseph Kabuleta's case file before the close of Friday this week.

Speaking at a press briefing at Workers House on Tuesday morning, Chibita who acknowledged receipt of the case file from the Police's Special Investigations Division (SID) for perusal, noted that given the sensitivity of the matter, they are going to ensure that their decision is made by Friday.

"Currently, the file is still under perusal and a decision has not been taken yet but given the sensitivity of the matter, before the week is over the decision will be made," he said.

 

 ike hibita addressing the media at his office in ampala on uesday hoto by ancy anyongaDPP Mike Chibita addressing the media at his office in Kampala on Tuesday. Photo by Nancy Nanyonga

 

According to Irene Nakimbugwe, the directorate's spokesperson explained that in normal circumstances, it takes between a week to a month for a decision to be made in a case depending on its complexity.

Kabuleta, who is a pastor at Zoe Ministries, was arrested on Friday last week by detectives from SID at Drew and Jack's restaurant in Lugogo, under allegations of offensive communication against the person of the President.

The Police claim he repeatedly posted grossly offensive messages under 'Joseph Kabuleta Weekly Rant Returns'.

The DPP is required, therefore, either to sanction charges preferred by the Police or decline and refer the matter back to the investigating officers.

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