Two In Court For Abusing Prime Minister Moses Ali

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Prosecution alleges that on 24. January 2016 at Lajopi Ginnery in Adjumani town during a campaign rally Amosu Peter and Anyama Denis directed abusive language at Gen.Moses Ali.

A case in which the First Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali sued two aides of Adjumani woman MP Jessica Ababiku over use of foul language against him has started in Adjumani magistrate court.

The two; Peter Amosu and Denis Anyama were charged with use of unlawful language contrary to section 21 of the presidential and parliamentary Act 2005. during the February 2016 elections.

Prosecution alleges that on January  24, 2016 at Lajopi Ginnery in Adjumani town during a campaign rally, Amosu and Anyama directed abusive language at Gen.Moses Ali.

Prosecution represented by Moyo State Attorney Jacqueline Bako produced three witnesses who all submitted that the accused persons directed abusive expressions against Gen.Moses Ali who was a candidate in the Adjumani West Parliamentary race.

Adua Eti Ocaya, the first prosecution witness who is also local councilor representing Adjumani town council testified that on January 24, 2016, while in Lajopi Ginnery village Amosu and Anyama did illustrate Gen.Moses Ali as a very old and tired man who looks like a chimpanzee and that he urinates in his pants.

Ocaya further submitted that the duo accused persons said Gen.Ali is not a member of Madi tribe and he (Ocaya) was also labeled as a moving coffin.

The political assistant to Gen.Moses Ali, Gabu Amacha who is the complainant in the case told court that he decided to take the matter to court because Gen.Moses Ali has had 48 years of distinguished service to the country, and a four star General in the army. This, he notes, places him among the widely respected persons in the country.

During cross examination the defense counsel Kennedy Lule of Ssekanna Associated Advocates and Consultants demanded to know from Gabu Amacha whether he was instructed by Gen.Moses Ali to file the case at the police to which Gabu answered no.

And on whether Gabu attended any campaign rally where the accused persons abused Gen.Moses Ali? He said he did not attend any campaign session.

The prosecution prayed for adjournment of the case to allow her time to summon the remaining four witnesses including Gen.Moses Ali who is not in good health. Andrew Katurubuki Adjumani grade one magistrate adjourned the matter to September 1st, 2016.