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UPDF Court charges 3 for robbery and unlawful possession of firearm

(Last Updated On: 8 May 2023)

Kampala, May 8, 2023: The UPDF’s General Court-martial sitting in Makindye in Kampala on May 8, 2023, charged three persons for robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. 

The three are Lutaya Denis, Luyimbazi Gerald and Kasozi Abubaker.

The Court, chaired by Brig Gen. Freeman Mugabe heard that on February 17, 2023, the said people in Nakatete village, Lwengo district robbed one Muwezi of his car number UBH 093B Toyota Wish valued at shs24 million at gunpoint.

They have been charged with count (1) robbery contrary to sections 185 and 186 (2) of the PenalCode Act and count (2) unlawful possession of a firearm contrary to sections 3 (1) and (2) of the Firearms Act Cap 299 without a valid firearms certificate.  

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They pleaded not guilty to the charges and have been remanded to Kitalya government prison. 

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