Bobi Wine, 34 Others Back in Court, Treason Trial Adjourned to December

Lawyer Asuman Basalirwa (R) in court on Monday with the 35 accused including Bobi Wine

Gulu Magistrates court has Monday adjourned to December 03, 2018 hearing of the treason case against Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and 34 others.

The lengthy adjournment followed a request by the accused lawyer, Asuman Basalirwa.

Basalirwa asked court to consider long adjournment for the benefit of his clients since majority of them come from far away (Arua and Kampala).

The Presiding Gulu Grade One Magistrate, Yunus Ndiwalana granted Basalirwa’s request, despite earlier objection by state prosecutor on grounds that the long adjournment would be to the prejudice of some of the accused persons still in custody.

Court also ordered police to give a brief on the status of the exhibits which defence lawyer claimed were being abused. Lawyer Basalirwa told court some of his clients’ phones confiscated by security were being used to call some of them.

Kyagulanyi, Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri, Jinja East MP Paul Mwiru, Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga and others are facing treason charges in relation to the August Arua Municipality campaign fracas, during which opposition supporters attacked the presidential convoy damaging one of the cars.

It is only Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake who was not in court. Zaake is currently in India for specialized treatment following his alleged torture by SFC commandos in the aftermath of Arua Municipality by-election fracas.

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