July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020

Abdullah Kitata found guilty



The former leader of the bodaboda 2010 leader Abdullah Kitata and his bodyguard detective constable Ngobi Sowali have been found guilty of unlawful possession of firearms.

These have been convicted by the seven member of the army court led by Lt.Gen.Andrew Gutti.

However, the Same court has acquitted seven of his co accused and set them free.

While convicting them, the army court ruled that prosecution led by Major Raphael Mugisha proved all the required ingredients to warrant a conviction of the accused.

The army has relied in four prosecution witnesses and exhibits including a golden pistol, an SMG gun and 50 rounds of ammunition that were found with Kitata at Vine hotel in Wakaliga and arm uniforms that were recovered from their offices.

His lawyer Shaban Sanya has now asked court to hand them a non custodial sentence since they have families with school going children, with Kitata having more than one wife and the sole bread winner

Sanya also says that Kitata is suck with diabetes and that he has been working for the government including being the chairman if NRM in Rubaga division.

He further says that they have been in remand for one year and four months and are now reformed and that the guns they have been found of unlawfully possessing them have never been used in any criminal way and that all the accused have been obedient through out trial.

Sanya further says that the alleged guns were also issued to them by those in charge of them .

Gutti has now adjourned the case to tomorrow for sentencing.

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