Five more charged over coup attempt


Five more people have been charged over failed coup against Uganda government.

Bidongu Karim, Patrick Komakech, Ema Munguriek, Robert Okot and a police officer Vincent Olara were on Monday charged before the General Court Martial at Makindye in Kampalaand remanded to prison over a failed attack on Gulu Army Detach and Gulu Central Police Station.- 

They denied all the charges but they indictment of the five brings the total number of the suspects over the Gulu attacks to 19.

They are charged with treachery and related offences. They are alleged to have plotted the attacks on Opit Army Detach and Gulu Central Police Station in Gulu District.

They are also facing charges of murder of two soldiers at the army detach, two police officers at Gulu Central Police Station and occasioning grievous bodily harm to four other people.

They were remanded to Kigo prison until October 17 pending completion of investigations into the case.

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