The chairman of Makindye General Court Martial (GCM), Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti has ruled that the embattled patron for Boda-Boda 2010 Abdullah Kitatta has a case to answer in the criminal charges leveled against him.
Kitatta was in January arrested by a joint force of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Internal Security Organization (ISO) and is currently facing five counts including failure to protect war material and being in unlawful possession of military stores contrary to the UPDF Act.
In the prima facie process, prosecution led by Lt. Ambrose Baguma and Maj. Raphael Mugisha introduced a CMI operative Private Richard Kasaijja to Court and other three witnesses in the Kitatta case.
Private Kasaijja told army court that, Abdallah Kitatta was on Jan 20, 2018 arrested from the toilet of Vine Hotel in Wakaliga in Rubaga division as security agencies looked for him over his illicit acts over humanity.
After the conclusion of prima facie session, court established that Kitatta, Sowali Ngobi, Ibrahim Sekajja, Joel Kibirige, Hassan Ssebata, Hussein Mugema, John Ssebandeke and Amon Twinomujuni have a case to answer.
Court has also acquitted three of the suspects and these include Johnson Kayondo, Hassan Ssengoba, and Sunday Ssemwogerere on grounds that they were not involved in any activities conducted by the group.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) cadre has for multiple times through his lawyers led by Siena Owomugisha and Shaban Sanywa filed bail applications but court has always dismissed them despite his contention that his health condition deteriorates in the Makindye military barracks where he is detained yet they cannot offer him specialized treatment.