Wednesday May 7 2014

Supreme Court to hear Godi’s appeal


Starting Monday next week, the Supreme Court will hear 17 appeals in a criminal session that runs up to May 23.
Five judges led by Justice Jotham Tumwesigye will preside over the trials. The other judges on the panel are: Justices John Wilson Tsekooko, Esther Kisaakye Mayambala, Christine Kitumba and Galdino Okello.

Prominent cases
Prominent among the criminal appeals is the murder case in which former Arua Municipality MP Hussein Akbar Godi is challenging his conviction in the Court of Appeal which upheld his 25-year-jail sentence for the murder of his wife Rehema Caesar Nassur in 2008 in Mukono District.
Godi was convicted in 2011 by Justice Lawrence Gidudu. His appeal is slated to be heard on May 22.

The other prominent appeal is that of former Kisoro Grade One Magistrate David Kaye Cheptuke. He is challenging the Court of Appeal decision that upheld his one-year jail term.

In November 2010, the Anti-Corruption Court found Cheptuke guilty of corruptly receiving Shs100,000 from Ms Angela Uweyezu in order to release her siblings, Denis Musekura, Richard Nterenganya and Busingye Scovia on bail. They were on trial on charges of malicious damage to property.
His appeal is slated to be heard on May 23.