Army Court Puts Sejusa’s Aides On Defense Over Treason

Former Gen David Dejusa's aides in court.

Uganda Cranes have broken the jinx against Togo with a hard-fought 1-0 win coupled by Dennis Onyango’s heroics that saw him save an early second half penalty. Farouk Miya scored the lone strike with a well taken freekick just five minutes to the break.

Onyango stole the show with a series of brilliant saves that included a second half penalty from Dosevi. Substitute, capsule Segbefia had been brought down inside the box.

First half action:
Earlier on Cranes came closer in the nineteen  minutes after captain Massa looped one for Hamis Kizza but the recipient failed to keep up to speed allowing Amevor to overpower him to the ground with the ball rolling out.

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Onyango came to Cranes rescue two minutes later after getting first to a 50-50 second ball from a free kick in a one-on-one situation against Turkey-based Jonathan Ayite.

Minutes later Onyango  was in the receiving end, tapping the panic button after pulling out for a high flying corner but failed to get better grip of the ball. Isinde came in to rescue with a near goal save. Three corners were then  taken in succession after the final clearance went out.

Second Half action:
Ten minutes after resumption Farouk miya fired a low long range piler but it could only rattle the right post with the keeper well beaten.

Atakora Lalawele threatened the Cranes goal in the 73rd minute, collecting a loose ball inside a melee in the goal from a cross in the right wing but Onyango’s reflex denied the equalizer exactly on the goal line.

Uganda premier top scorer Ceasar Okhuti came in late in the second half replacing Massa.

The striker missed a glorius chance with only seven minutes of normal time to go after he picked a good pass from the middle of the pitch and pushing the whole distance but failed to put the ball past  Djehani N’guissan in Togo goal.

Mawejje also got his chance in the dying minutes but his mid range stunner was saved.
The Makindye General Court Martial has asked six of General David Sejusa’s former aides to prepare their defense after establishing that they have a case to answer.

The six are Lance Corporal Nasasira Grace, clinic Lance Corporal Karuhanga charged with treachery and Private Ninsiima Frank, about it Nayebare James, advice Nuwagaba Moses and Twinamatsiko Abel who are charged with aiding and abetting to treachery.

Court martial Chairman Maj Gen Elly Karuhanga ruled that prosecution proved to a reasonable degree that the accused persons contrived a plan to overthrow the government of Uganda by force but concisely rejected to report the plan to concerned Authorities.

This was in spite of defense counsel David Mushabe’s relentless efforts to punch holes in the testimony of some of the prosecution witnesses to render it incredible.

The counsel for instance questioned how any human being with intent of holding a meeting planning to overthrow the government, would hold it a place near central police station like prosecution claimed.

He went on to scrape up evidence that some of the prosecution witnesses were former criminals, and that they were coached to say what they said in court.

The GCM Chairman ruled however, that submission by the defense counsel could not in any way lead to discrediting of the evidence testified by the state witnesses.

The accused appeared dejected by the court’s ruling while some of their family members broke down in court.

Through their lawyer David Mushabe, they informed court that they were not satisfied with this ruling and promised file an appeal against it.

Court set the 28th of November as the date for submitting their appeal.


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