Crime & Investigation

Court Halts MP Lyomoki’s Trial

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viagra order geneva;”>However, through his lawyer, Abdu Katuntu, Lyomoki asked court to stay the hearing of the case on claims that it was unconstitutional.

His lawyer had also promised to avail court with People’s Congress (UPC) party President, Dr. Olara Otunnu’s petition, challenging the similar charges at the constitutional court.

Katuntu asked court to stay the hearing, pending the disposal of Dr. Otunnu’s petition.

Lyomoki failed to show up at court today, Wednesday, but was represented by his lawyer.

Magistrate Kintu halted the case pending the determination of the petition in the constitutional court.

Lyomoki allegedly committed the two offences in January last year, following the death of Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda.

He is accused of inciting violence following the death of Nebanda.

Lyomoki was in January last year arrested by plain-clothes policemen from WBS Television Station and later released after a morning talk show.

He was also charged for snubbing lawful criminal summons from Criminal Intelligence and Investigations’ Department (CIID) issued on January 7, 2012 after he made allegations in connection with the controversial death of Nebanda.

The MP was required to appear before the commandant of the SIU, Beata Chelimo to answer allegations but he reportedly gave a deaf ear.

However, Lyomoki has since denied the charges, maintaining that he is innocent.

Prosecution also alleges that the MP Lyomoki was issued summons to make a statement at the police station on January 7, 2012 after the talk show but he deliberately refused.

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