Lawyer Mabirizi seeks to block DPP from taking over Bujjingo case, High Court to hear application next Friday
The High Court in Kampala will on Friday 28 January 2022 start hearing lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi-Kiwanuka’s application seeking to block the Director of Public Prosecution – DPP’s decision to take over the trial of Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo.
Male dragged Bujjingo to Court accusing him of committing bigamy and contracting marriage by customary law with Susan Makula when already married to Teddy Naluswa under the Marriage Act.
Also, Makula is charged with contracting marriage with Bujjingo well aware that he is legally married to another woman.
On December 20, 2003, Bujjingo married Naluswa and received marriage certificate number 376 at Victory Christian Centre. Without a formal dissolution of their marriage, however, he allegedly married Makula under customary law on December 7, 2021, in Kawuku, Katabi town council in Wakiso district.
The Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP made a U-Turn and declared interest in prosecuting Bujjingo and Makula last week.
However, Mabirizi also filed a case at the Court on Monday challenging DPP’s decision to take over the criminal case against Bujjingo at the Entebbe Magistrates Court.
Mabirizi and Rutaro argue that DPP’s decision is null and void and that it contravenes the Magistrates’ Courts Act, as well as sections of the 1995 Constitution. While addressing reporters at the High Court in Kampala on Monday, Mabirizi accused the DPP of being ‘unserious’ and only interested in taking over and ‘killing’ his cases. He now wants a judicial review from the High Court to quash the DPP’s decision.