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JUDGE MAKES U TURN IN TREASON CASE

BY UTN REPORTER

Hardly a week after High Court Judge Justice Wilson Masalu Musene disqualified himself from a Treason case against Aisha Nakasibante and 18 others, he now makes a un turn.

Accrding the the Judge, he returned to this case to save government funds and also to dispense justice, he had decided to hear the case up to its conclusion in order to avoid government resources being wasted on conducting a fresh trial.

Last week, the state prosecution presented a letter from the DPP withdrawing charges against the accused, but this was rejected by defence counsels who wanted the matter to be prosecuted until its logical conclusion.

These, claimed that the Prosecution wanted to release the suspects and rearrest them outside court.

Accusing the State of playing games with the case, Justice Museveni decided to recuse himself and have the matter reallocated to another judge.

But today, he said since 9 witnesses have so far testified it will be unfair to accused persons, lawyers, relatives and the court staff who have been attending court for this entire long

The judge adjourned the matter to 7th May 2017 for the prosecution to decide whether to continue with the hearing of the matter or for the defence to make submissions on a No-case-to-answer.

Although the prosecution was not in court today, the judge informed court that they communicated to him seeking an adjournment to next week.

He said however, that next week he will be in Fort portal for a criminal session.

Prosecution alleges that the suspects and others still at large between January 15 and June 15 at various places of Uganda, Tanzania and UAE contrived a plot to overthrow the government of Uganda.

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  • Mar 28 , 2018

    BY UTN REPORTER

    Hardly a week after High Court Judge Justice Wilson Masalu Musene disqualified himself from a Treason case against Aisha Nakasibante and 18 others, he now makes a un turn.

    Accrding the the Judge, he returned to this case to

  • Jan 10 , 2017

    Kampala. The king of Rwenzururu Kingdom, Charles Wesley Mumbere, now facing a string of charges including terrorism, has accused the state of playing double standards in his bail application.

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  • Jul 06 , 2016

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  • Jul 06 , 2016

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