State Lacks Evidence in Kampala Bombing Case – Defense

The Lugogo terror suspects consult with their lawyers(in black robes) during a recent hearing

The Uganda Premier League Secretariat has postponed three match-day 19 fixtures that were initially lined up to take place on Friday 11th April in order to allow the clubs to release players to the national team.

The Cranes will travel to Arua for the ‘Cranes Namutima’ regional tour against West Nile select on Saturday at the Greenlight stadium.

“The Uganda Premier League Secretariat is in receipt of a list of players summoned for the Cranes regional tour match against West Nile select team scheduled for Saturday 12th March 2016 in Arua.”

The matches that have been affected include that of  BUL FC versus Police FC that was to take place at Kakindu, troche   SC Victoria University and Bright Stars FC and finally Express FC and The Saints FC game.

Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ has called a total of 12 players from the affected matches. They include; Mathias Kigonya, pharmacy Joseph Nsubuga, search Bernard Muwanga (Bright Stars), Sadat Kyambadde ,  Rahamat Senfuka
(Police F.C), Hassan Musana, Yasin Mugume (The Saints F.C), Allan Kayiwa, Sam Kintu (Express F.C),Yunus Sibira and Militon Karisa (BUL F.C).

Only three games will be played on Friday.

Postponed games
BUL FC Vs Police FC -Kakindu

SCVU Vs Bright Stars FC – Namboole outside pitch

Express FC Vs The Saints FC- Wankulukuku.
Friday fixture.
URA FC Vs Maroons
FC -Mehta Stadium, Lugazi

Soana FC Vs JMC Hippos FC – Kavumba R. Grounds

Sadolin Paints FC Vs Simba FC – Bugembe Stadium, Jinja (4:30pm)
Lawyers representing the 13 people accused of masterminding the July 11 Lugogo bomb attacks have said their clients are not responsible for the attack and the subsequent death of people.

Summing up their defense in reply to the evidence tabled by the state prosecutors, viagra 100mg the lawyers led by Caleb Alaka and Annet Badda told court that the state has tried to implicate their clients as having had knowledge and participated in the bomb attack but their evidence was only fabricated.

The lawyers defended Issa Luyima and his brother Hassan Haruna Luyima as not being aware of the attacks and that all evidence against the suspects was riddled with falsehoods meant to implicate the accused.

Alaka told court that there is no evidence to prove that state witness Idris Nsubuga who was responsible for detonating the second bomb at Lugogo  was recruited for the job by Issa Luyima as alleged by the former.

In his testimony, viagra Nsubuga who was used as a state witness after pleading guilty to having participated in the attack and  now serving a 25 year sentence at Kigo prison  told court that he was lured by Issa Luyima into joining the mission, with a promise of helping him with money to run his business.

“How could a graduate like him (Nsubuga) be lured by someone like Luyima who had nothing?”Alaka wondered.

He said there is no evidence placing Luyima at both Kyadondo and Ethiopian village restaurant in Kabalagala and neither is there information to the effect that he placed or detonated any of the bombs.

On Hassan Haruna Luyima, the defense lawyers said that even the phone printouts presented never captured him anywhere close to the mission, adding that it seems the evidence as brought by the state was just hearsay and speculations.

“Nsubuga (Idris) and the 2 heads found at both scenes of crime are responsible for the bombings and not these suspects as being alleged by the state.”

The lawyers added, “This is a serious case that we as the defense and all peace loving people condemn  the attack because  we lost many lives but there is no evidence against the accused .What is available is just speculations that cannot be relied on.”


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