Boda boda 2010 patron, Abdallah Kitatta and 12 others are battling cases that could lead to a death sentence on conviction.
Abdallah Kitatta, Sowali Ngobi, Amon Twinomujuni, Joel Kibirige, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssebata, Johnson Kayondo, Hassan Ssengoba, Sunday Ssemogerere, John Ssebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Ibrahim Ssekaja were this week charged by a military court with five counts, one of which is failure to protect war materials that attracts a death sentence on conviction. The offences are contrary to Section 122 (1) and (2) (h) and (i) of the UPDF act, 2005, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, the army deputy spokesperson said after the notorious man and his co-accused were found in possession of two pistols with numbers UG POL 00753421813 and DEPOIDEAS 2008. This was in addition to 30 loose rounds of ammunition for a sub-machine gun (SMG).
According to their numbers, at least one of the guns appears to be belong to Uganda Police Force.
Now, Police have disowned the guns and ammunition allegedly found with Mr Kitatta who was arrested on January 20, a day after CMI had apprehended his young brother, Huzairu Kiwalabye over the kidnap and killing of Case Hospital accountant, Francis Ekalungar.
Police spokesman, Emilian Kayima on Tuesday revealed to a local daily that Boda boda 2010, a group loyal to the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura should explain where they got the guns from.
“I don’t know,” Mr. Kayima responded to an inquiry whether Police knew that Kitatta and his co-accused possessed guns. “It should be Kitatta and his co-accused to explain the source of the guns.”
Kitatta and his co-accused were charged under section 119 of the UPDF Act that provides for persons subject to military law are remanded to Kigo Prison until February 9.