Buganda road court has issued criminal summons to city businessman Frank Gashumba after he arrived at court at 9:30am long after his case was adjourned.

Gashumba told journalists outside court that he was not feeling well and that there was a lot of traffic jam on his way to court.

Grade one Magistrate Samuel Kagoda asked Gashumba’s co-accused persons to come back on December 11 since both the trial Chief magistrate James Eremye Mawanda and the Prosecutors were indisposed.

Prosecution alleges that the trio falsely presented themselves as officials from the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs in order to obtain money from two Dutch nationals under the guise of offering them contracts to supply trucks , troop carriers, water tanks , and heavy machines among other items to Ministry of Defence.

They also face charges of being in possession of suspected marijuana, a drug whose consumption in Uganda is banned.

The prosecutors from the DPP’s office are on strike over low salaries.

Recently, Magistrate Ereemye, allowed the accused to exercise their constitutional right to apply for bail and consequently released them on non -cash bond of 20 million shillings each with orders that they return to court on 20th/November in the hope that prosecutors would have returned to work to enable the accused plead to the charges.

The 2 brothers are said to have conspired with Kiyinji to falsely represent themselves as officials from the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs in order to obtain money from 2 Dutch nationals under the guise of offering them contracts to supply trucks , troop carriers, water tanks , and heavy machines among other items to Ministry of Defence.

They also face charges of being in possession of suspected marijuana, a drug under international control.

In other counts both Gashumba and Kasumba are said to have forged Identification cards of Ministry of Defence officials in the names of; Col. Francis Okello, the Director Logistics and Dr John Mwine, the Director Procurement respectively; which forged IDs they allegedly showed to the 2 Dutch nationals.

Apart from the forgery of IDs, the brothers are also charged with the forgery of several stamps of the Republic of South Sudanese ministries including, Agriculture, health, Education, Finance and Transport.

The trio presented the Kalungu East MP Joseph Ssewungu and the Former Kalungu LC5 chairperson Emmanuel Musoke as sureties, and have been released on 20 million shillings non cash bail.

They are also accused of forgery of several stamps of the Republic of South Sudanese ministries including, Agriculture, health, Education, Finance and Transport.