Court orders arrest of UPC president Akena


Lira Municipality MP Jimmy Akena.

Buganda road court has ordered for the arrest of Uganda People’s Congress [UPC] President, Jimmy Akena.

The Lira Municipality MP failed to appear in court on Wednesday over charges of trespass at Uganda House.

Not even Akena’s lawyers showed up to at least explain why he was absent as his case was coming up for mention.

The angered presiding magistrate, Mary Kisakye, issued a warrant of arrest for the president.

Akena was charged alongside a group of 14 other people who include fellow legislators; Maxwell Akora (Maruzi County – Apac District), Fred Ebil (Kole County – Kole District) and Betty Amongi (Oyam County South – Oyam District).

Others are; Higenyi Kemba, Mr Richard Angweri, Patrick Mwondha, Night Kulabako, Gideon Akomu, Kallen Mugizi, Brenda Atim, Fahad Kilyiri, Patrick Aroma, Josephine Babirye.

Prosecution contends that on June 5, the accused persons and others still at large, entered the property of M/s Milton Obote Foundation and M/s Uganda House investments Ltd; to wit land comprised in LRV 689, Folio 11, Plot 8 and LRV 682, Folio 12, Plot 10, Kampala Road situate in the Kampala and popularly known as “Uganda House” without lawful authorization with intent to commit an offence and to intimidate, annoy and insult the property owners, managers and other lawful users thereof.

It is further stated that the accused persons and others at large violently and forcefully entered and took over possession of the 6th floor of the said property.

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