People Power Movement supporters have threatened to snub court if the magistrate fails to dismiss charges against them.
The members, who are facing charges of unlawful assembly among others, accuse the state prosecutor for failing to present witnesses in court.
Mr. Richard Sekyondo, The Entebbe municipality deputy mayor and four others who are on bail appeared in Entebbe Magistrates Court on Monday to answer charges of holding an unlawful assembly contrary to section 5 and 10 of the Public order management Act, However, the hearing of their case did not commence as it had been scheduled, because the state failed to present witnesses to pin them.
“We came to court thinking the magistrate was going to dismiss our case like she had promised last time because the state didn’t have the witnesses which prompted her to offer the state a last chance until the November 4, 2019, to trace for the witnesses if it’s interested in prosecuting the suspects. But the magistrate did not fulfill her promise and has instead given us December 2, 2019, as the last day to dismiss the case,’’ Mr. Ssekyondo narrated
One of the Accused identified as Prossy said that they have been patient since May and warned that should the magistrate fail to dismiss their case on 2nd December 2019 they will stage a demonstration showing dissatisfaction how Prosecution is dragging the case without witnesses.