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Court issues production warrant for jailed Baguma

By Farooq Kasule

Added 1st September 2016 11:13 AM

Baguma on Monday appeared before grade one magistrate Joan Aciro.

Court issues production warrant for jailed Baguma

Baguma on Monday appeared before grade one magistrate Joan Aciro.

KAMPALA - The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has issued a production warrant for the jailed former Central Police Station boss ASP Aaron Baguma (pictured).

This was after the prisons authorities failed to produce him in court saying he was sick.

Chief Magistrate Jameson Karemani Thursday ordered the prison authorities at Kigo Prison to produce him next week Tuesday (September 6) when the case will be further mentioned.

Baguma on Monday appeared before Grade One magistrate Joan Aciro and charges of murder of former city business woman Betty Donah Katusabe were read to him.  He was later remanded to Kigo Prison upon his request.

Others accused are: Pine Car Bond boss Muhammad Ssebuwufu, Godfrey Kayiza, Philip Mirambo, Stephen Lwanga, and Paul Tasingika, Yoweri Kitayimbwa, Damaseni Ssentongo and Shaban Oduttu 22, alias Golola.

Prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large on October 21, 2015 at Pine Car Bond on Lumumba Avenue in Kampala, killed Katushabe.

According to court documents, Baguma in company of three other officers, are alleged to have visited the car depot where they allegedly witnessed the torture of Katushabe and also ordered her to pay a sh9m debt instead of rescuing her.

The indictment further states that the deceased pleaded with Baguma to take her to police because Ssebuwufu and his colleagues were determined to kill her but all in vain.

The offence of murder and aggravated robbery carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment on conviction.

The case stems from a Toyota Premio which Ssebuwufu had sold to Katushabe at sh19m but she paid part of the money and there remained a balance of sh9m, which she had promised to pay at a later date.

However, following the delay in the payment, Ssebuwufu and his co-accused allegedly picked her from her residence at Bwebajja off Entebbe road and detained her at their illegal detention cells at Pine where they allegedly tortured her to death.

Meanwhile police officers turned up in court in big numbers to follow the proceedings.

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