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Kaweesi murder suspects further remanded

By Farooq Kasule

Added 5th May 2017 02:51 PM

The trial grade one Magistrate, Noah Ssajjabi, adjourned the case to May 18 for further mention.

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The trial grade one Magistrate, Noah Ssajjabi, adjourned the case to May 18 for further mention.

Suspects in court. PHOTO/Meddie Musisi

Nakawa Chief Magistrate's Court has further remanded thirteen people accused of murdering Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and driver Geoffrey Mambewo.

This was after state attorney, Rachael Nabwiire, informed court that inquiries were still underway.

"Your worship, inquiries in the matter are still underway. We pray that the case be further mentioned," Nabwiire said.

The trial grade one Magistrate, Noah Ssajjabi, adjourned the case to May 18 for further mention.

 

He also ordered that the accused be remanded to Luzira Prisons after they complained of torture at Nalufenya Police Station. They alleged that they are denied food, kept on chains among others.

Prosecution alleges that on March 17, 2017 the accused murdered Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and driver Geoffrey Wambewo in the city suburbs of Kulambiiro.

Journalists and some relatives of the accused were this time allowed entry in court unlike when the accused were charged. Relatives who jammed court as early as 8:30am wept in court after seeing their relatives.

The accused

Abdul-Rashid Mbaziira, Aramazan Noordin Higenyi, Yusuf Mugerwa, Bruhan Balyejusa, Umar Maganda, Ahmada Shaban Ssenfuka, Hassan Tumusiime, Ibrahim Kissa, Osman Muhammed Omar, Hamidu Magambo, Abdu-Majid Ojerere, Joshua Kyambadde Magezi and Sheikh Musa Abubaker Ntende. End

 

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