Crime & Investigation

Mbabazi Spy Tapes: Date Set for Hearing

Following the October 17th High Court ruling by Justice Lydia Mugambe quashing Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Lilian Bucyana’s ruling barring journalists from covering the case in which detective Ronald Poteri is accused of leaking spy tapes to ex-Premier, ailment Amama Mbabazi’s family, doctor Chief Magistrate Bucyana has set December 9th as the date when fresh hearing of the case is to kick off with prosecution parading more witnesses pinning Poteri.
Five witnesses who had already testified, are going to testify again and these include, Deputy Director of CID, Steven Kataratambi, acting commandant in charge of electoral offences, Fred Paul Mirondo, Ambrose Rwanyonga, a police officer attached to SIU Kireka, Anthony Mwesigye, an informer, acting commissioner of commercial transaction crimes at SIU, ASP Joseph Ojinga, and Isaiah Igumira, an aide of IGP, Kale Kayihura.

However, there are other witnesses that are going to testify in the case, most of whom are Police officers namely Moses Kalanyi, Ivan Kasangaki, Ochom Emalingati, Iman Were and William Sekitto.

Prosecution led by Linno Anguzu alleges that detective Ronald Poteri while still at Kibuli CID headquarters leaked spy tapes containing information related to Hon Amama Mbabazi to his family without permission from his bosses.

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However, on July 25th Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Lilian Bucyana issued an order barring journalists from covering the case in consideration of a request by prosecution, that the issues in the matter could lead to a security threat which court reporters through their umbrella association of Uganda Court Reporter’s Association (UCRA) challenged in the High court.










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