Court Issues Criminal Summons Against MP James Kakooza Top story

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In his statement at Lyantonde Police Station, Kamalumba revealed that he peeped in the legislators compound where he saw people stuffing ballots and decided to call police.

Masaka Chief Magistrate's court has issued criminal summons against the Kabula County Member of Parliament, James Kakooza for assault.

Kakooza is wanted for allegedly assaulting a voter identified as Kamalumba during the 2016 the National Resistance Movement-NRM party primary elections.
 

The legislator who received the summons on Monday is expected to appear in court on March 12th, 2019 at 9am.  


Prosecution alleges that Kakooza together with others still at large beat up Kamalumba outside the legislator's residence after realizing that he had called police accusing them of ballot stuffing.

 
In his statement at Lyantonde Police Station, Kamalumba revealed that he peeped in the legislator's compound where he saw people stuffing ballots and decided to call police.
 
 
When police arrived, the MP blocked them from accessing his premises. He reportedly ganged up with his supporters against his accusers when they learned that he had called Police officers.


Kamalumba's allegations are supported by a police Form 3A, which shows that he sustained a number of injuries. The case was brought to court in 2016 but had up to last year not been fixed for hearing.
 
 

According to the criminal summons, which URN has seen, the state made a formal application to court to summon the suspect following his failure to appear.

 

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