Court Martial releases Kipoi on Bail

Posted: 2019-06-06T13:54:29Z
Court Martial releases Kipoi on Bail

The General Court Martial has this morning granted temporary freedom to former Bubulo West Member of Parliament Tony Nsubuga Kipoi who is battling treason.

Lt General Andrew Gutti the courtmartial chairman also released Kipoi's co-accused Rogers Mweru, Yunus Lemertga, Ifosiga Saidi Dodla, Cassim Adams Mawa, Sergeant Okeng , James Shimali and Yusuf Kiisa without sureties as requested by their lawyer Major Charles Ssekayita.  

Major Ssekayita argued that since the prosecution had not filed its response to the amnesty application filed by Kipoi, the suspects should be released on bail without sureties as it is provided for in the constitution. 

Court Martial released the suspects on bail and directed them to report to the registrar every first Thursday of the month. 

In March 2018, Kipoi was extradited from Botswana after he had reportedly conned unsuspecting number of people pretending to be a Witch Doctor.  
He would later be arraigned before the court Martial together with his co-accused on offences related to security.

It is alleged that between 2011 and 2012 in diverse places in Uganda specifically in Kampala, Mpigi, Luwero Entebbe, Fort Portal, Mbale, Masaka and Nakasongola, the accused contrived a plot to overturn the government of Uganda.

The suspects reportedly organized meetings, mobilized funds; acquired firearms and military training in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo also mobilized and recruited people into their rank and file.  However, the suspects pleaded not guilty.