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Court rules on terrorism case against Kaweesi murder suspects

Nakawa Court magistrate Noah Sajjabi has declined to dismiss terrorism charges against the five people who have been arrested and charged in connection of former Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

The suspects through their lawyer Anthony Wameli had requested court to dismiss the charges against the accused on grounds that no single evidence was presented by the state against the accused.

The five suspects are Ahmed Senfuka, Umar Maganda, Ali Mugoya, Hibwagi Sinani, and Abdul Kaala are facing charges of terrorism that state alleged were committed between 2006 and 2007 in various places within Uganda and DR Congo.

The court however, ruled that it has no power to dismiss the case since it does not fall under Magistrate Court jurisdiction and instead adjourned the case to January 10 for mention of the case.

The prosecution alleged that the five and others still at large confessed as being part of Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) listed in the second schedule to the Anti-Terrorism Act 2002 between 2006 and 2007 while operating in various places within Uganda and DR Congo.

The five are also among the 20 accused of murdering Kaweesi and had sought for its dismissal or have it forwarded to the Constitutional Court.

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