Kitata’s trial resumes after witness is located for cross examination

By Sania Babirye
Drama has ensued this afternoon at the army court after prosecution that had in the morning asked for an adjournment in the case against Boda-Boda 2010 patron Abdullah Kitata due to the absence of their witness mysterious made him appear for cross examination.
Further hearing was expected to commence in the morning, however state prosecutor Major Rapheal Mugisha asked for an adjournment to locate private Richard Kasaija due to pressure from the defense team to not further delay the hearing  of  the case that had stalled for one month because the court was not constituted.
Now Private Kasaija is being cross examined on his evidence in which he pinned Kitata of having been found with firearms at his  hotel room at Vine Hotel in Wakaliga in Lubaga division on the 20th of January were he was in hiding.
In his testimony, Kasaija says they  recovered a loaded and coached pistol and an SMG gun and 15 rounds of ammunition in his car that was also  parked in the Hotel parking yard which exhibits were paraded in court.
Kasaija further  revealed that his team  arrested Kitata and his brother Uzailu Kiwalabye who is the prime suspect in the murder of  case clinic accountant Francis Erunga who is believed to have been killed and his body later burnt to ashes.
Kitata and 12 others are charged with  unlawful possession of firearms and Millitary gear.
Kitata   faces  5   counts of being in unlawful possession of an SMG gun, 3 pistols  and 50 rounds of live ammunition that  prosecution states were  found on him on 18th/January 2018 at vine hotel in Wakaliga.
 According to   Prosecution the above items   are  only a monoploy of the UPDF.