The Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Frances Abodo has withdrawn charges which were implemented last year against 14 suspects in regards to the demolition of St. Peter’s Church Ndeeba.
Some of the charges that had been levied against the group were violation of covid-19 guidelines as they were working past midnight as well as stealing property that belonged to the Church.
Among those who were charged include a retired army officer, Muhammad Kawooya, Richard Kasule, Ali Mukwaya, Bashir Maruti, Muniru Bbossa, Andrew Mujuzi, James Kisirinya, Ali Kalika, Badru Sekito, Hamza Kiberu, Ali Bulega, Abasi Mutebi, and Simon Matovu, all who worked as casual labourers for city tycoon, Dodoviko Mwanja to demolish St. Peter’s Ndeeba Church.
However, the charges that were levied against them were dropped as the Chief State Attorney, John Kunya presented the DPP’s letter withdrawing the charges before the Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate, Joan Aciro yesterday.
Due to this, the Chief magistrate had to stop court proceedings that were in order to try the fourteen suspects.
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Although 14 suspects have been relieved of their charges, six suspects were left on the sheer including Dodoviko Mwanje, Ivan Katongole, and Acting Physical Planner of Kampala Capital City Authority and SSP Rashid Agero, 59, former Field Force Unit (FFU) commander Kampala Metropolitan area, SP Martin Odero, former FFU Kampala Metropolitan South zonal commander and ASP Isabirye Kaloli from FFU, Katwe.
Therefore, the 6 remaining six suspects will carry on the charges on the offence hence fourth.