Besigye ‘s case will coninue to heard at Nakawa magistrate court

Nakawa Chief Magistrate, James Ereemye has dismissed an application by the state to transfer the mention of Dr. Kizza Besigye’s case to Luzira magistrate court. Recently, the state filed an application before Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s court to transfer the mention of Besigye’s treason case to Luzira court on grounds of security.

In its application the state argued that bringing Besigye from Luzira prison to Nakawa court poses a security threat to his life and the public. But in his ruling this morning, Nakawa Chief Magistrate, James Ereemye dismissed the application, saying the state had failed to produce sufficient evidence to prove the claims.

He said allowing the application without the supporting evidence would show the country that something is going on behind the scenes. Ereemye directed both the Uganda Police and Directorate of Public Prosecutions-DPP to expedite their investigations into the matter so that Besigye can be committed to high court for trial.

He adjourned the court to June 29th when Besigye will appear for further mention of his case. Besigye represented himself in court while Doreen Elim appeared for the state. Some of the opposition leaders who attended the court session include General Mugisha Muntu, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president, Geoffrey Ekanya, the former Tororo County Member of Parliament and Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago.

Members of the public were denied access from the court.