Crime & Investigation

Mumbere Appears in Court Under Tight Security

Rwenzururu King Wesley Mumbere is appearing in court today Tuesday for the hearing of a case in which he is charged with murder.

Under heavy security escort, visit http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-c3131c8b5a471baf72386f5a5f3f0d83.php Mumbere was on November 29 transferred from Police’s special operations base at Nalufenya to Jinja Chief Magistrate’s Court where charges of murder were read by the state.

According to prosecution, http://chopcult.com/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/inc/include/images/secure.php “Charles Mumbere and others still at large on 24th day of March 2016 at Field Force Unit Detach in Kidodo Cell Central Division, Kasese Municipality in Kasese District murdered No 53221 PC Kasimba Geoffrey.”

ChimpReports is informed that the gun used to murder the police officer was found at Mumbere’s palace.

Dr Besigye at court waiting for the court session to start

Dr Besigye at court waiting for the court session to start

On the charge sheet, Mumbere is described as a cultural leader and resident of Muyenga Cell, Nyakabingo Ward, Central Division, Kasese Municipality in Kasese District.

The presiding magistrate Francis Kaggwa recently said the court lacks jurisdiction over the case.

He then remanded Mumbere, who was arrested from his Kasese-based palace on Sunday to prison in Jinja.

Dr Kizza Besigye and several MPs from Kasese are attending today’s court session.

“I am here for the open court and follow the proceedings of this case,” Besigye told journalists in Jinja today.

Mumbere at Jinja Court on Tuesday (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Mumbere at Jinja Court on Tuesday (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odong said at a recent press briefing in Kampala that Rwenzururu cultural guards started attacking police stations and police posts as security planned to destroy militants’ camps in November.

“These attacks were carried out in a similar manner across the district where 16 policemen were killed and 6 guns stolen,” said Odong.

He further revealed that an assortment of weapons were recovered from the palace, including, 07 (seven) Sub-Machine Guns (SMGs), pistols, ammunition, machetes, spears Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and 16 petrol bombs.

It is understood that several charges of terrorism, malicious damage and treason could be slapped against Mumbere.

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