Justine Juuko aka The Ugandan destroyer finally located at Kitalya

Posted: 2020-12-31T14:30:15Z
Justine Juuko aka The Ugandan destroyer finally located at Kitalya

Justine Juuko alias The Ugandan destroyer is on remand at Kitalya prison, the Civil Division of High Court has confirmed. 

According to Court records, Juuko was arrested on December 12 from Kyazanga and reportedly charged by the Unit Disciplinary Committee-UDC of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence.

During the hearing of an application demanding Juuko's whereabouts and unconditional release on Monday, it was discovered that Juuko was charged with treachery and being in illegal possession of firearms. 

The Court document also indicates that Juuko is waiting to be tried by the General Court Martial but had no evidence of where he was remanded to.

According to military prosecutors, Juuko was found training and mobilizing youth groups from Kyengera, Kamengo, Lukaya, Masaka, Kyabakuza and Lyantonde on how to use martial arts, small arms like pistols and Sub Machine Guns and catapults against Ugandans after January 14, 2021, presidential election.

The military further alleges that Juuko was found with a numberless Star Pistol with seven rounds of ammunition which he was using it to train the said groups of youth yet the said pistol is ordinarily a monopoly of the Defense Forces.

However on Thursday afternoon, the Civil Division Court State Attorney Twinomugisha Mugisha said Juuko was remanded to Kitalya prison for a month.

Defence lawyer Muhammad Gooloba said that even after the state alleged Juuko is remanded at Kitalya prison, his family must see him physically. 

This forced Justice Musa Sekaana to adjourn the matter to January 8, 2020, when Juuko will be presented to the court.