Besigye treason case not special-Judiciary

Besigye Swears In

The Uganda Judiciary has opened up on opposition leader Kizza Besigye’s treason file.

“As of now, Besigye’s case is still in the Chief Magistrate court,” judiciary said in a social media message.

The message said once investigation is done, the file shall be forwarded to High Court for trail.

Besigye who is currently on remand at Luzira prisons, is being charged with treason and terrorism.

Solomon Muyita, judiciary communications officer said the charges were read to Besigye before a Magistrates Court in Moroto which is the first stage of a criminal case.

The file is expected in court on May 25 for mention of the case.

According to Muyita, Besigye’s treason case is not special.

“This is not the first time we are handling a treason case or a case against Kizza Besigye.”

He said the state is also considering adding more suspects to Besigye’s treason case.

Three top FDC officials have already been summoned by Special Investigations Unit in Kireka to record statements.

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Wafula Oguttu, appeared this morning and recorded a statement.

Geoffrey Ekanya and Wasswa Birigwa are also expected to record statements.

They will be charged with treason for allegedly taking part in Besigye’s swearing in ceremony.

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