Fisherman ordered to defend himself over illegal fishing

By Sania Babirye

A man who claims to never have been a fisherman has been ordered to defend himself for fishing without a license and being in possession of an illegal fishing net.

Senfuka Deus has been ordered to defend himself after Buganda road court grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu ruled that prosecution had made a case against him to warrant his defense.

The suspect was allegedly arrested on the 28th of Feburay this year near hotel protea on Lake Nalubale waters with the said illegal net and unlicensed fishing boat.

He was later charged with with fishing without a license, being in possession of an illegal fishing net and unlicensed boat which he pleaded not guilty to.

He informed court that he had picked the said net and boat as he was just walking about.

However, officials from fisheries testified that the suspect was arrested redhanded trying to fish with the said illegal fishing net and boat.

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