Boda Boda 2010 boss Kitata returns to army court

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Kitata [in yellow] arrives at military court

Boda Boda 2010 chairperson, Abudallah Kitata, has arrived at the Court Martial in Makindye for trial.

Kitata and co-accused were first charged before the Military Disciplinary Unit at CMI Headquarters in Mbuya before being committed to the General Court Martial which remanded them to Kigo prison in January.

On February 13, Kitata and his 11 co-accused were remanded to Luzira prison by the General Court Martial Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti until February 27.

They had all objected to being tried before a military court yet they are civilians.

Lt Gen Gutti warned that their behaviour was tantamount to contempt of court.

Their lawyer, Shaban Sanywa, later informed court that his clients are willing to enter plea and be tried in the court.

On February 27, Kitata accepted to take plea before the General Court Martial where he is facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms, live ammunition, military headgear and uniform.

Kitata waves to his fans

Two other suspects, Swawali Ngobi and Ibrahim Sekajja, who had not been produced before court by prison authorities on February 13, were also brought for formal charging.

Ngobi, Sekajja and Kitata face five separate charges of being in unlawful possession of an SMG rifle, three pistols and 50 rounds of live ammunition.

Prosecution led by Maj Rapheal Mugisha states that the above items were found on the trio on January 18, 2018, while in a motor vehicle at Vine Hotel in Wakaliga, a Kampala suburb.

Kitata was then transferred from Luzira prison and remanded him to Makindye Military Police Barracks.

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