Court Sets Tabliq Spokesperson Free

The Buganda Road Chief Magistrate‘s Court has discharged the Tabliq spokesperson, visit Umar Basica Kamoga on charges of inciting violence.

The acquittal followed a request to court by Kamoga’s lawyer Nuhu Wadembele and  Byekwaso Godfrey to dismiss the case since the prosecution had failed to produce witnesses for the sixth time.

“Prosecution committed its self in a bid secure an adjournment last time, this to produce witnesses. No single witness has been brought in court. We pray that the case be dismissed for lack of prosecution, more about ” Wadembele said.

This prompted grade one magistrate Joan Aciro to discharge Kamoga, noting, “This is the sixth time you fail to produce witnesses. The accused is here by discharged.”

Celebrations broke out amongst Muslims who had filled court house, as they chanted the Takibir “Allah Akbar!” which means God is Great.

Kamoga was among the Tabliq Muslims arrested by police in July, 2015 over the murder of the former Kibuli Muslim group spokesperson sheikh Hassan Ibrahim Kirya in Bweyogerere, a Kampala suburb, as he traveled home at night.

Kamoga was charged at Buganda Road Court and later released on sh500, 000 cash bail on presenting five substantial sureties.

He suspected of masterminding and sending threatening SMS messages to sheikh Kirya, saying he was soon meeting his creator and should try to perform good deeds before his (Kirya) death in 2015.

Addressing media after court, Sheikh Sulait Semakula, chairman of the Tabliq Moslems described this as a great achievement especially in their struggle of liberating the jailed Muslim leaders who include Amir Ummah sheikh Muhammad Yunus Kamoga, who is currently battling charges of terrorism and murder alongside 30 others at the War Crimes Division of the High Court.



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