Case Against FDC Leaders Pushed to May

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The Mbarara grade one magistrates court presided over by Sanyu Mukasa has today further adjourned the case in which FDC party leaders are accused of inciting violence and assaulting police officers.

The Mbarara grade one magistrates court presided over by Sanyu Mukasa has today further adjourned the case in which FDC party leaders are accused of inciting violence and assaulting police officers.
 
The leaders party president, Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Dr Kizza Besigye, a former party leader and presidential candidate, Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa, Mobiliser Ingrid Tirinawe Kamateneti, and the Besigye's driver Kato Fred.
 
They are accused of inciting violence, malicious damage and assaulting police officers during a procession through Mbarara town last year as they mobilised support for Amuriat during the FDC party presidential elections.
 
The case was further adjourned to May 24, 2018.
 
The state had produced the witnesses among them  Rwizi regional police Field Force Unit commander, Colllins  Kaganzi, the Mbarara central police station director of operations, IP Swizen  Tibesigwa  and the officer in charge of  Mbarara central police station, Isaac Kambugu.
 
Lydia Ahimbisibwe Katungi, the defence counsel requested for the adjournment of the case on grounds that since she is a subscriber of the Uganda Law Society and they have an Annual General Meeting today in Kampala, she would not get enough time to handle the proceedings.
 
Grade one magistrate Sanyu Mukasa concurred with the defence counsel and adjourned the case.
 
Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye told the press after the session that the cases were a waste of tax payers' money to fulfil personal interests.