Director of Public Prosecutions Has Amended Mwesigye Rukutana"s Case To Aggravated Robbery.”
Minister of state for Labour Mwesigye Rukutana could be in deep trouble after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) amended added “aggravated robbery.”
We have been told that the charge which is only triable in High court was yesterday sanctioned by the Director of Public Prosecution. It was read before court today in the absence of Rukutana. The matter has been adjourned to January 20, 2021 for further mention.
According to section 286 (2) of the Penal Code Act, the maximum penalty for the offence of Aggravated Robbery is death since it is capital in nature.
Rukutana was arrested on September 4th, alongside his three bodyguards; Police Constable (PC) Paul Agec, PC FaizoKazoola, L/Cpl John BoscoOkello and his driver, Napoleon Nuwamanya, on charges of attempted murder and malicious damage following the NRM primary chaos in Rushenyi.
In the amended charge sheet, it states that the minister robbed his victims Dan Rwibirungi of a laptop and a laptop from Moses Mwebes