A state witness in the treason trial against Kiiza Besigye, has been ordered to produce an amnesty certificate.
The order followed claims by George Abedo, that he was formerly an LRA rebel, who later applied and was granted amnesty in 2003. Abedo was however unable to produce the amnesty certificate.
During cross examinations, Besigye's lawyers led by David Mpanga challenged the claims by Abedo, saying that there was likelihood that Abedo has never been a rebel and had never applied fro amnesty.
Mpaga said that he has evidence to show that Abedo's name does not appear anywhere on the lists of rebels who have so far benefited from amnesty. The defense team also noted that Abedo was just being used by the state to allege that he too helped in linking Besigye to the LRA.
In his testimony on Thursday, Abedo claimed to have met Besigye in Kampala, in June 2001 to discuss the provision of satellite phones for the LRA. He however said Besigye didn't send him the phones because of disagreements among the Reform Agenda leadership.
Abedo was also quizzed about his rebel activities, which he accepted that he was abducted by the rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army. He also told court that he was arrested for treason in 2000 and detained at Gulu police prison. He then said that he was transferred to Kigo in 2002.
He also told court that he recorded his first statement in relation to Besigye's treason case in June 2005.
The presiding judge, Justice Vincent Kagaba, adjourned the case to Monday and instructed Abedo to produce his amnesty certificate.