Court Issues Criminal Summons for Olara Otunnu

Buganda Road Grade one magistrate Joan Aciro has issued criminal summons to former UPC party president Dr. Olara Otunnu for failing to appear in court where he is facing defamatory charges against President Yoweri Museveni.

The issuance of this criminal summons followed a request by Peter Mugisha the state prosecutor who asked for the summons after presenting two witnesses in the absence of the accused.

Asuman Basalirwa the defense counsel asked court to grant this case a longer adjournment to provide ample time for his client who is abroad to be able to attend court.

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The magistrate has adjourned the case to 5th January 2016 for hearing.

Prosecution alleges that on 16th January 2013 during his weekly news conference at Uganda House in Kampala, diagnosis discount Otunnu attacked president Museveni’s regime referring to it as one full of political assassinations.


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