Crime

Sheik Yunus Kamoga applies bail amidst ‘Togikwatako’ saga

Tabliq leader Amir Ummah Sheik Mohammed Yunus Kamoga has today applied for bail as he waits for hearing of appeal filed by his lawyer.

According to his lawyer Friday Kagolo who appealed to high court demanding for the release of his client said the constitution allows anyone convicted of any crime to launch in his or her appeal against all charges slapped on him.

‘’We have only applied for Sheikh Kamoga among the six convicts because he is sickly and doesn’t feel well and is of advanced age more than the others  we hope that the court of appeal will abide with our client’s plead and release him on bail depending on his appeal’’ Kagoro said.

Sheik kamoga, Sirajje Kawoya, Mutwalib Bukenya and Fahad Bukenya were in August sentenced to life in prison on charges of terrorism by a three-judge panel of Justices Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Jane Kiggundu and Percy Tuhaise.

Sheik Kamoga and his 13 co-accused were on trial for a close to three years on changes of terrorism and murder of prominent Muslim clerics in Uganda.

However upon convicting them, the second days 23rd August there were acquitted of all murder charges that were filed against them in relation to murder Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga and Sheikh Hassan Kirya, and also attempted to attack Prince Kassim Nakibinge, Haruna Jjemba, Swidiq Ndaula, Haji Ssonko and Mahmoud Kibate.

Their co- accused , Sheik Yusuf Kakande and Fahad Kalungi have been sentenced to 30 years imprisonment ‘because they were just followers’, while Sheik Amir Kinene, Hakim Kinene Muswaswa, Abdulhamid Mubiru Sematimba, Hamza Kasirye, Twaha Ssekitto, Rashid Jjingo, Musa Issa Mubiru and George William Iga, walked free due to lack of evidence for them to be convicted.

 

 

 

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