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DPP mantains Lwengo Woman MP forgery case still in court

Lwengo Woman MP Cissy Namujju in Court.

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Directorate of Public Prosecution refutes allegations by one of the complainants in a forgery case against Lwengo District Woman MP Cissy Namujju, that this case was withdrawn from Masaka Chief Magistrate Court without his knowledge.

The development follows a letter dated August 10th, 2017 written to DPP Mike Chibita, by a one Hassan Kiyimba also a resident from Lwengo District, requesting him to re-instate forgery charges against Namujju.

Kiyimba through Ssewankambo and Company Advocates had accused the office of the DPP of unlawfully withdrawing his complaint against MP Namujju on grounds that his co-accused Baker Byayi had lost interest in the matter.

However, DPP’s Assistant Public Relations Officer Irene Nakimbugwe has confirmed that the matter is still on going in court and the MP appeared today for her defense, but due to the absence of the State Prosecutor Moses Atoe, it was adjourned to September 15, by presiding Magistrate Aisha Nabukeera.

MP Namujju is alleged to have forged certificates regarding her academic qualification which she falsely uttered to the Lwengo district returning officer for her nomination and subsequent election.

The court has since ruled that the legislator has a case to answer and should prepare her defense by September 15, 2017.

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