Video: State drops case against Besigye


The state has withdrawn a case in which opposition leader Kizza Besigye is accused of defying police orders.

Prosecution alleges that Besigye disobeyed instructions by a police officer to drive from Mulago round-about, through Yusuf Lule road, Mukwano road and on to Najjanankumbi, and insisted on driving through Wandegeya, with the view of passing through the city centre.

He was arrested by at Mulago Roundabout and detained at Naggalama police station.

His has since been on trial at Kasangati Chief Magistrates Court although state failed to produce credible evidence against him.

When he returned to court for the hearing of the case on Friday, that state informed Magistrate Freddy Egessa that the Director of Public Prosecution had given up the case.


State lawyer Joseph Kyomuhendo told Besigye and lawyers to contact the DPP’s public Relation’s office if they wanted to know why the case was withdrawn.

Besigye who was not amused by the development accused the DPP of abusing his office.


Besigye’s lawyer Ernest Kalibala also requested that the case be pursued to its conclusion to no avail.

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