By Sania Babirye
The Director of Public Prosecutions Mike Chibita has this morning formally withdrawn charges of murdering Maj. Muhammad Kiggudu and his bodyguard against the acting Deputy Amir of the Tabliq Muslim section sheikh Yahaya Ramathan Mwanjje and 3 others.
Sheikh Mwanje and his co accused were already being tried in the high court for murdering major Kigundu after DPP committed them for trial on the 15th of march this year.
Today state prosecutor Lillian Omara while appearing before trial judge Wilson Kwesiga presented a withdrawal letter from the DPP dated 4th/September 2017 clearing Sheikh Mwanjje and his alleged accomplices over the murder .
Despite the clearance, the suspects have been remanded back to Luzira prison after the same DPP slapped fresh murder and terrorism charges against them and four others on Wednesday.
In the fresh charges that were read by Buganda road court chief magistrate Jamson Kareemani, Sheikh Yahaya Mwanjje, 2 boda-boda riders from Nsangi stage ; Muhammad Buyondo and Abdul Wahaab Ssendegeya and Musa Ssekandi are said to have aided a Terrorsit group ADF with support in form of training and recruitment between years 2010-2017 in various districts of Uganda.
They are also jointly charged with Yusuf Nyanzi, Jibril Kalyango,Noordin Lutaaya, Bruhan Balyejusa for the murder of Maj. Kiggudu and his body guard Sgt . Stephen Mukasa on the 26th/November 2016 at Masanafu trading center.
The eight are expected to return to court on the 13th of this month when the DPP is expected to commit them for trial over the new charges.