The Army Court Martial in Makindye has remanded eight Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers, two pastors, and 21 other civilians on charges linked to an alleged plot to overthrow the legitimate government of Uganda.
The 31 suspects, who include military personnel and civilians, appeared before the court martial chaired by Brig Gen Freeman Robert Mugabe on Wednesday.
The implicated soldiers from the armoured brigade headquarters are Cpt Denish Oola Oyaa, Lt Benjamin Oduru, Warrant Officer 2 Oryek Sunday Jenaro, Sgt Bernard Morris Leku (also known as Peter Anguadia), Cpl John Elatu, Cpl Ronald Keuber, Cpl David Olal, and LCpl Moses Anyang.
The civilians involved in the case are Judith Angwech and Simon Oyoma, both pastors, along with several individuals from various districts, including Daniel Owitti, Fabio Ocen, Muhammad Ijosiga, Stanley Yiacia (Simple), Anthony Kamau Omacj, Joaquin Parm, Abdu Hakim Koloboka, Habibu Ezale, and Ssebi Keppo, among others.
The prosecution, represented by Lt Col Raphael Mugisha, Lt Alex Lasto Mukhwana, and Pte Regina Nanzala, informed the court that investigations are ongoing and requested an adjournment.
As a result, the suspects were remanded to Luzira Prison until January 22, 2024, marking the date for further proceedings as the inquiries continue into the alleged plot to overthrow the government.