Dr. Onzivua's case hearing date set

By Michael Odeng, Barbra Kabahumuza

Added 15th April 2016 04:45 PM

He is represented by Jarvis Owen Lou of KMA Advocates and Moses Siraje.

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Dr. Sylvester Onzivua (left) talks to Erisha Bafirawala, a senior State Attorney as they leave court on April 14 after his case was adjourned. (Credit: Godfrey Kimono)

KAMPALA - Court has set April 25 as the inaugural date for the hearing of a case in which Dr. Sylvester Onzivua seeks to recover over sh3.8b in damages against the Government.

Clad in a black suit, Onzivua, a senior pathologist and consultant at Mulago Referral Hospital, appeared calm before Justice Margaret Oguli Oumo on Thursday.

The matter had come up for scheduling where the parties agreed on the documents to be relied on during trial and the number of witnesses they intend to adduce in court to give evidence.

Dr. Onzivua, who is represented by Jarvis Owen Lou of KMA Advocates and Moses Siraje, is suing the Government for unlawful arrest, detention and malicious prosecution.

He seeks to recover special and general damages plus costs of the suit.

His position is that there was no reasonable and probable cause whatsoever – either in law or fact – that warranted his arrest, detention and prosecution following the death of MP Cerinah Nebanda in December 2012.

The case was fixed for hearing 10 days from today, with Onzivua being the first witness to testify, followed by his other two witnesses.

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