The Gulu Magistrate’s court has issued criminal summons against Members of Parliament Gerald Karuhanga and Paul Mwiru as well as two others Shaban Atiku and Gamba Tumusiime for failing to turn up for today’s mention of the treason case against them.
Magistrate Isaac Imran Kintu issued the order during the court session, also attended by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi and Arua Municipality Mp Kassiano Wadri among others, over the chaos leading up to the election of the Arua Municipality MP in August this year.
Earlier, the state prosecutor, Paul Wekonde had asked court for an adjournment since investigations into the matter have not been concluded.
The defence team led by Komakech Kitala asked court to issue summons to the officers in charge of Criminal Investigation Department for both Arua and Gulu in regard to the mishandling of phones confiscated as exhibits belonging to the accused persons.
The lawyers said the phones are being used to call relatives of the accused asking them for money.
The magistrate adjourned the case to January 10, 2019 for further mentioning.