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Sheikh Kamoga’s lawyer challenges DPP on evidence

Sheikh Kamoga in court
Sheikh Kamoga in court

The Muslim Clerics murder case hearing resumed on Tuesday with the 14 people accused demanding that prosecution brings direct evidence against them.

The 14, led by Amir Umar Shiekh Mohammed Yonus Kamoga, through their lawyer Fred Muwema say they are “tired of prosecution’s fringe witnesses who never implicate them.”

So far, prosecution has produced 18 out of the expected 100 witnesses, with only two said to have managed to pin some of the accused persons.

However lead judge Ezekiel Muhanguzi dismissed their concern saying prosecution has the prerogative to know which type of witnesses to begin with.

Today, prosecution presented a CID officer who told the International Crimes Division Court that he received information of unknown gun men who had attacked the residence of Sheikh Haruna Jjemba in Wattuba Matugga and exchanged fire with his guard.

So on January 4, 2016, he proceeded to supervise the scene of crime and collected exhibits including nine cartridges and an SMG machine gun with 22 rounds of ammunition which he handed over to the Investigating officers.

Hearing of this case was adjourned to Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

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