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Biased and malicious! Kitatta wants all charges against him dropped

The 2010 Boda Boda patron Kitatta together with his co-accused heading to court on Monday. (PHOTO BY RACHEAL AGABA)

KAMPALA- The patron of the Boda Boda 2010 Association, Abdullah Kitatta, through his lawyers has said the charges he is facing in the General Court Martial are malicious and should be dropped so that he is granted freedom.

Through his lawyers led by Mr Shaban Sanywa, Kitatta said that all prosecution witnesses are UPDF soldiers from the CMI, whose accounts were biased and lacked backing from other civilian witnesses.

Kitatta, who has been on remand in the military prison since February, is jointly charged with 12 others over alleged unlawful possession of firearms.

“The evidence brought by the prosecution is so desecrated that no tribunal can go with it after failing to adduce the evidence of an investigating officer  and any expert witness who would have guided court on what happened at the scene of crime(Vine tea Hotel), if they  had access to the footage caught on the  CCTV  or whether there were  any forensic examinations done to establish if the golden pistol, ammunition and military uniforms  which prosecution brought as  exhibits in court indeed had been touched by Kitatta,” Mr Sanywa told on Monday court headed by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti.

Sanywa adds that prosecution hid these witnesses in bad faith because it knew that the evidence they would give would not be in their favour to place any of the suspects at the scene of crime because they had arrested all the 13 accused before raiding to search the offices of Boda-Boda 2010.

Lt Gen Gutti also warned Kitatta’s lawyer to stop addressing journalists about key issues that are taking place in court. This after prosecution led by Maj. Rapheal Mugisha complained about the same in court.

Court has adjourned the case to the December 10 to enable prosecution ably respond to Kitatta’s lawyers as he sought.

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