Buganda Road court grade one magistrate Joan Aciro has cleared the former UPC Party President Olara Otunnu of charges of defaming President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni due to want of prosecution.
This is after Magistrate Aciro observing that prosecution has failed to produce anyother witness to collaborate the evidence of its only witness Gideon Tugume for close to 4 years now.
Last week court compelled the prosecution to close it’s case saying ever since the case up in court in August 2013, no any other witness has ever been summoned to testify.
It’s against this background that magistrate Aciro ruled that prosecution has failed to establish a case againat Ottunu to warrant him defend himself and hence set him free.
Prosecution had Stated that on the 16th/ January 2013 during one of his UPC party weekly press conference at Uganda House in Kampala, Otunu attacked president Museveni’s regime referring to it as one full of political assassinations, words that were calculated to defame the person of president Museveni.