The countryside residence of court martial boss, Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti who renowned for tormenting and terrorising supporters of the National Unity Platform party was on Thursday night reportedly invaded by armed robbers.
Gutti’s home which is found in Napak district in Karamoja subregion is said to have been raided by cattle rustlers who walked away with close to 130 cattle part of which had been given to him by president Yoweri Museveni in appreciated for his role in using the court martial to delay the trial of NUP supporters.
A state house source that refused to be mentioned says last December, Lt. Gutti received over 50 cattle fom president Museveni’s Kisozi farm as an appreciation for the role he played when NUP supporters were prematurely grabbed away from Masaka court and transferred to Makindye court martial for trial. “It was a very tense moment. Nobody expected that Gutti would smartly play the role,” the source says. “Do you know what it means to take suspects from custody of the prisons service? That alone would have caused a gunfire exchange between the army and the prisons. Gutti played it smartly and impressed the president. He had to reward him with some cattle of course,” the source adds.
It should be noted that this is not the first time that Lt. Gutti is being robbed by unknown gunmen. Earlier this year, similar attacks were instituted though some claims by a whistleblower in his home indicated that he plotted it by himself to stay relevant to Gen. Museveni.