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During cross examination, Kipois lawyer, retired Major Ronald Iduli tasked Captain Majid to present some evidence like pictures, phone printouts, videos and bicycle to substantiate his claims. The matter will now return to Court on February, 18th, 2019 for further hearing.

Captain Abdul Majid, an instructor at the Nakasongola based Artillery base has testified against the jailed former Bubulo West Member of Parliament, Tonny Nsubuga Kipoi. Captain Abdul Majid told the General Court Martial chaired by Lt. General Andrew Gutti that he received a phone call from Kipoi in 2012 who introduced himself as a member of the National Resistance Movement Defense Council.  


According to Captain Majid, Kipoi told him in his office near MTN Towers how the country belongs to the first family and their relatives, adding that rest were not beneficiaries of the state.  He explained that Kipoi tasked him to go to the Air Defense and mobilise soldiers to rebel against the government of Uganda. 
 


"I went back home analyzed the gravity of the offense and realized that this was an offense that would take me from this world", Majid told court. He reported back to Kipoi at Lovely Guest House in Mutundwe a few days later, saying that he was steadily progressing since he was now in Gulu Barracks.  Kipoi reportedly appreciated him for the work and encouraged him to continue mobilising. He said Kipoi bought him a bicycle worth Shillings 270,000 to facilitate his mobilization work and gave him Shillings 30,000 as transport to return to Nakasongola. 


"I went with Hon Kipoi we bought the bicycle but unfortunately, Kipoi registered it in my names but refused to give me its receipt although it was in my names", Majid told Court. Majid later tipped off Lt. Yashin Nasa alias Siraje the Rwebisengo Sector Intelligence Officer in Ntoroko District about the deal of overthrowing government. 


They later met with Kipoi at Arua Park in Kampala where Majid introduced Lt. Yashin as a recruit. "We realized this was not the best place, Kipoi hired for us three bedrooms in some hotel in Mutundwe and the three of us met in my bedroom and started generating ideas on how to overthrow government," Majid said. 


 
He said that during the meeting, Kipoi assured them that he had acquired 400 Satellite phones, which couldn't be monitored by the State and assigned him to get training grounds for the recruits. Captain Majid said they identified training grounds in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 


Kipoi reportedly assured him that the funding was sorted by whites. Majid was picked up from his home in Jinja by officers from the Special Forces Command on December 22nd, 2012. He was released two days later after recording a statement at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence in Kampala. Majid told court that prior to his arrest, they had met some whites in Kampala who told them to go ahead with their tasks with promises of providing the funds since their role was "to sponsor wars'. 

 
During cross examination, Kipoi's lawyer, retired Major Ronald Iduli tasked Captain Majid to present some evidence like pictures, phone printouts, videos and bicycle to substantiate his claims. The matter will now return to Court on February, 18th, 2019 for further hearing.


 
Details of the case are that between 2011 and 2012 in diverse places in Uganda specifically in Kampala, Mpigi, Luwero Entebbe, Fort Portal, Mbale Masaka and Nakasongola Kipoi and others contrived a plot to overturn the government of Uganda.  


The other suspects are RA 129817 SGT Okeng, RA 140400 L/CPL Rogers Mweru, RA 13014 SGT Yunus Lemertga, RA 2077006 PTE Ifosiga Saidi Dodla, RA 196740 L/CPL Cassim Adams Mawa, RA 37791 CPL James Shimali and RA 37702 CPL Yusuf Kiisa.


Prosecution alleges that between 2011 and 2012 in diverse places in Uganda specifically in Kampala, Mpigi, Luwero Entebbe, Fort Portal, Mbale Masaka and Nakasongola, the accused contrived a plot to overthrow the government of Uganda.  

The accused persons allegedly organised meetings, mobilized funds, acquired fire arms and military training in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo also mobilised and recruited people into their rank and file.