National
Date set for ruling on Pakistani rape suspects' case
Publish Date: Sep 02, 2014
Date set for ruling on Pakistani rape suspects' case
Pakistan suspects Ahmed Asahaporo left and Mohammed Wagasa in court docks at Buganda Road court. Photo/Ramadhan Abbey
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Michael Odeng & Betty Amamukirori
                     
Buganda Road Magistrates’ court has set September 23 as the date for ruling on whether the Pakistani businessmen implicated in the sexual attack of their 23–year- old housemaid have a case to answer
.

Prosecution alleges that the four Pakistani businessmen allegedly confined the victim for three weeks and sexually molested her continuously until she got chance to escape. They also beat the victim whenever she tried to resist their attacks.

The suspects, Ahmed Asahaporo, 31 and Muhammed Wagasa, 23, appeared before chief magistrate Lillian Buchyana Tuesday to answer charges of having canal knowledge against the order of nature (sodomy) and domestic violence.

Meanwhile, two other suspects; Zaheer Muhammed and Sadiq Muhammad are on the run. The suspects have since denied charges preferred against them.

Domestic violence carries a maximum sentence of five years on conviction while sodomy carries life imprisonments.
 
Prosecution led by Lino Anguzu closed its case after presenting six witnesses in court who pinned the suspects.
 
The suspects were arrested by Kiira police on October, 13 2013 on allegations of gang rape at their home in Kiwatule. However, the initial gang rape charges were changed to sodomy by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

They were arrested with a valid working permit issued in the names of YUASA motors Limited located at Nakawa Naguru Junction in Kampala. Company works in transport business activities.

The suspects are said to have committed the offence between September and December, 2012 at their home in Kiwatule, a city suburb.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Court rejects witnesses of ex-army commander
The General Court Martial in Makindye has rejected nine witnesses of the former commander of UPDF Battle Group 11+ in Somalia Col. Hassan Kimbowa....
Ugandan parliament bans export of maids
Parliament has passed a resolution banning the export of Ugandan girls and women to work abroad as maids....
Hearing of Kalyegira’s defamation case resumes
The case in which Timothy Kalyegira, a former Daily Monitor Journalist, is charged with defaming President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has resumed at City Hall in Kampala....
Local journalist jailed over criminal trespass
City Hall Court last Friday convicted and sentenced a Freelance Journalist to two-month imprisonment over criminal trespass for trying to present a petition to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga over police brutality on journalists....
Passenger dies in Kyengera accident
One passenger died on the spot and several others were injured when a Kampala city centre bound taxi went off road and dived into a swamp, killing one passenger on the spot and injuring several others....
Four Ugandan MPs vie for EALA Speaker job
Four Uganda’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) have picked nomination forms to vie for the post of speaker for the assembly....
Do you agree with the ban on the export of maids?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter