General Court martial issues warrant of arrest for Nakawa MP,Michael Kabaziguruka
The Makindye General Court martial has issued a warrant of arrest for Nakawa Municipality legislator, Michael Kabaziguruka for failing to turn up in court.
Kabaziguruka is said to have missed court on two occasions for hearing of the treachery case against him alongside 25 others including UPDF officers.
The lead prosecutor Maj. Raphael Mugisha has told the 7-member Court chaired by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti that since Kabaziguruka was released on bail by the High Court last year, he has never turned up for mention of the case before the army court.
Maj.Mugisha explains that the interim order MP Kabaziguruka secured from the Constitutional Court blocking his trial before the army court elapsed when the same court annulled an injunction issued by a single judge and therefore he can no longer use it as a defence not to appear in court.
Maj. Mugisha says inquiries into this case are complete but hearing cannot kick off in the absence of one of the accused persons. Kabaziguruka who has since challenged this trial in the Constitutional Court was arrested in June last year.