Army still gathering evidence on jailed FDC MP, soldiers


Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda says UPDF is still gathering evidence to pin Nakawa Division MP Michael Kabaziguruka and his accomplices who were plotting to overthrow government.

Kabaziguruka and 19 Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] soldiers, one policemen and three civilians were Tuesday remanded to Makindye military prison and Kigo prisons respectively.

They were produced in Makindye General Court Martial presided over by the new chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and charged with offences relating to security and treachery.

The legislator together with the three others challenged their trial in Military court arguing that they could not take plea because court has no jurisdiction.

They were first arrested at the start of June for plotting to overthrow the government alongside 30 soldiers.

Lt Gen Gutti remanded the group until July 12, 2016.

Speaking on the matter, Ankunda said there was some evidence linking Kabaziguruka to offences related to security and treachery, all triable under the UPDF Act.

“We have an enabling law to try cases of that nature. The honorable is being charged of aiding and abetting the soldiers,” Ankunda told NTV.

“Investigations are going on to have credible evidence. At the moment prosecution has decided on that charges.”

The accused are;

A-01 captain Andrew Oja
A-2 RA1624004 Copolo Idro UPDF Nakasongola.
A-3 RA 163039 Odama Richard UPDF Nakasongola
A-4 Lance Cop Acidri Raymond
A-5 RA: 1624441Lance Cop Oyam Geofrey UPDF Makindye
A-6 RA 227779, Obua Jacob- UPDF Bombo
A-7 RA-22335 Amon Christopher
A8-RA -221274- Private Awude Godfrey- Bombo
A9-RA- 227128- Private Masembe Shafic- Bombo
A10-AIP Obulejo Ferdinand- Police Headquarters
A11-Bilal Asuman
A12-RAV 25362 Tibasilika Ed
A13-RAV-111239 – Corp Elwelu Justine- Amuria
A14-Ax-005831- Tugume Simon
A15-ARV-131944-Mataji James
Namara Friedrich Kifagiyo-Rtd- from SFG
A21 -RA- 161125
A16-Ax- 00502,Private Acan Lucy
A17-Ax-006101 Private,Ogutti Billy Paul
A18-RAU-155942,Byamaka James
A19-Ax-008909- Onyuu Ambrose
A20-AX-0072720- Private Tugume Benon.
A22-Lutwama Musa, Kisala -Bwiyikwe
A23-Micheal Kabazi, MP.


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