Businessman Moses Kalungi and his 30-year old son Moses Kabuye have been charged and remanded to Kitalya prison for allegedly breaking into a tenant’s shop and stealing items worthy $12,000.
Kalungi, 50, and his son appeared before Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu, who read out the charges to them on Friday evening.
They were charged with three counts of breaking into a shop, theft and conspiracy to commit a felony, contrary to the provisions of the Penal Code Act.
Kalungi, however, broke down in tears as the court read out the charges to him.
Prosecution, led by Peter Mugisha, alleges that the duo on April 27, 2020 at Kalungi plaza in Kampala broke into Vasgaragbet shop and stole items worthy $12,000.
The items that was purportedly stolen by Kalungi and his son include two air conditioners, three air conditioner compressors, keys to safe, one generator, twenty-three flat screens and six air conditioner.
The duo denied the charges and immediately, through their lawyers Justus Kiggundu and Paul Kiggundu, objected to the charges arguing that the items were legally recovered following a successful civil suit against Vasgaragbet limited.
The Magistrate however remanded them until September 10 when she will rule on the application.
Attempts by the duo to secure bail were also futile after the state attorney asked court to first rule on the legality of the charges against them.
The court was fully packed with relatives of the accused and their friends including Kwagalana group chairman, Edward Kirumira.