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Besigye Won’t Return to Court Again

Dr Kizza Besigye

Former presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye who is facing treason charges has vowed not to return before the Nakawa Magistrates court for extension of his bail.

Besigye, who returned this morning for the mention of his treason case and extension of bail, dared the state to arrest him if it so wishes, noting that today would be the last time he reports to court.

For more than a year now, state prosecutor Carolyne Apia told court that inquiries in the matter are still underway and that they need more time to have Besigye committed to High court for trial

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An agitated Besigye told reporters after court, “From today, I will not come back to Nakawa magistrate again even on 1st September 2017.”

The 4 time presidential candidate was arrested in May 2016 and charged with Treason; detained at   Luzira prison for 2 months before he executed a 100m shillings bond for his freedom.

Besigye’s treason case arise from last year’s presidential polls which he claims to have won hence allegedly swearing in himself to the highest office of the country.

Besigye is accused of making a video swearing himself as president of Uganda after losing the elections.

Presiding grade one magistrate Noah Sajjabi adjourned the case to the 1st/September 2017.

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