State widens investigations into Besigye treason case


Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court has given the state up to November 16 to conclude investigations into the alleged treason committed by opposition leader Kizza Besgiye.

Senior state attorney Deborah Itwau Wednesday told court that prosecution needs more time to conclude investigations into the matter.

Itwau told Chief Magistrate Lillian Bucyana that once finalized, Besigye can be committed to the High court for trial.

Besigye has since promised to defy the continued postponements saying it is meant to delay justice.

He says the state has continued asking for more time to conclude the investigations, almost six months since he was charged and remanded.

However, the magistrate insisted that the state should be given a benefit of doubt by granting them more time to conclude the investigations.

Prosecution alleges that Besigye, a runner-up in the February 18 presidential election, and others still at large, between February 20 and May 11, planned to forcefully ascend to the Office of the President when he declared himself the elected president of Uganda via a video uploaded on social media platform, Youtube.

He is also accused of inciting residents to defy lawful orders to attend his illegal swearing in ceremony in a non-specified place.


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