Abdallah Kitatta with his co-accused in the dock at Makindye

Embattled Boda Boda 2010 ‘patron’ Abdallah Kitatta and his thirteen co-accused have been remanded to Luzira Prison till March 27 by the General Court Martial sitting in Makindye.

The others charged alongside Kitatta are Matia Ssenfuka, Joel Kibirige, Hassan Ssemata, Jonathan Kayondo, Ssengooba Hassan, Sande Ssemwogerere, John Ssebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Amon Twinomujuni.

The group appeared before the GCM chaired by Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti, and was charged with unlawful possession of military firearms.

According to prosecution, three of the suspects were in January arrested at Wakaliga in Rubaga division and found in possession of an SMG rifle and a pistol without a valid fire arm certificate.

‘Abdallah Kitatta, Sowali Ngobi and Ibrahim Ssekajja were found in unlawful possession of a fire arm contrary to Section 3 and section 2 of the fire arms act’, Lt. Gen. Gutti read the charges.

They were arrested on January 20 in a joint security agencies’ operation, charged by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC) and remanded to Kigo prison.

If convicted, the suspects face death or life imprisonment sentences because the charges against them are capital in nature.

All the suspects denied the charges, and asked court to avail them with an interpreter for Luganda.

 

 

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