House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI) lead pastor Aloysius Bujjingo and his ‘second wife’ can enjoy their lives, at least for now, after the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) took over the prosecution of criminal proceedings filed by perennial litigant Hassan Male Mabirizi.
Mabirizi wants Bujjingo and Makula, a Salt Media employee, tried for contracting marriage contrary to provisions of the Marriage Act while the HPMI pastor is still married to Teddy Naluswa.
Bujjingo had also been using his media houses to castigate Mabirizi, veiledly referring to him as a pig. (See report here).
Mabirizi had also petitioned court to compel Bujjingo to cough billions or be jailed for his utterances until his case has been disposed of. (Read story here).
Now, it has emerged that the DPP has taken over the criminal proceedings that Mabirizi, a private prosecutor, had instituted against Mabirizi.
Resident chief state attorney Janet Kitimbo has weriten to Entebbe Magistrate Court’s Chief Magistrate communicating DPP Jane Frances Abodo’s decision to take over the Bujjingo case — Consolidated Criminal Case no. 666 and Criminal Application no 22/2021 Uganda Versus Pastor Aloysious Bujjingo and Susan Makula Nantaba.
Kitimbo asked Mabirizi to offer the DPP the relevant documents and information.
“Pursuant to the Article 120 (3c) of the Constitution of Uganda 1995 and Section 42 (1) (a) and (c) of the Magistrates Courts Act, Cap 16; this is to inform court that the DPP is taking over the criminal prosecution in this case,” wrote Kitimbo.
“We, therefore, request that the complainant avail us with all the reasonable information and furnish us with all documents under their control regarding this case.”