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COURT MARTIAL ORDERS KABAZIGURUKA’S ARREST

By UTN Reporter

Makindye - The General Court Martial sitting at Makindye has issued an arrest warrant against Nakawa Municipality MP Michael Kabaziguruka after he refused to turn up in court for hearing of his treachery case.

The lead prosecutor UPDF's Maj. Raphael Mugisha has told a 7 member Court chaired by Lt. GEN Andrew Gutti that ever since Kabaziguruka was released on bail by the Highcourt last year, he has never turned up for mention of the case in the GCM.

Maj. Mugisha explained that the interim order MP Kabaziguruka secured from the Constitutional court blocking his trial before the Army court lapsed, when the same court nullified Injunctions issued by single Judges, and therefore he can no longer use it as an excuse not to appear in court.

It's against this background that Maj. Mugisha asked court to order for the Legislator's arrest, having defied court summons on two occasions.

Maj. Mugisha says investigations into Kabaziguruka's case and 25 others are complete but hearing can not kick off in the absence of him.

Kabaziguruka who has since challenged this trial in the Constitutional Court was arrested in June last year and charged before the Army court with Treachery and offences relating to security in which prosecution alleges that;

He connived with serving UPDF officers to infiltrate security by engaging in war like activities with an intention of overthrowing the democratically elected Government of Uganda.

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By UTN Reporter

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MAYOR LUKWAGO ARRESTED AT PARK YARD

By UTN Reporter

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DPP CARRIES WRONG EXHIBITS IN MUSLIM CLERICS’ MURDER

By UTN Reporter

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