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Pine Car murder: Ssebuwufu released on bail

By Farooq Kasule

Added 9th September 2016 12:59 PM

Ssebuwufu offered four grounds for which to be released on bail.

Pine Car murder: Ssebuwufu released on bail

Ssebuwufu offered four grounds for which to be released on bail.

KAMPALA - The High Court on Friday released on bail city businessman Muhammad Ssebuwufu, charged with the murder of businesswoman Betty Dona Katushabe.

Judge Wilson Masalu Musene delivered the verdict after hearing Ssebuwufu's bail application.

His earlier bail application a few months ago was declined on grounds that he was believed to have interfered with witnesses.

The Pine Car Depot proprietor reapplied once again before the same judge, Wilson Masalu Musene, stating that bail is his constitutional right and the fact that his epileptic.

His earlier sureties, outspoken former presidential press secretary Tamale Mirundi and Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata, were in court on Friday.

Ssebuwufu offered four grounds for which to be released on bail, including presumption of innocence and that he cannot abscond court.

The hearing comes only a day after the same judge released Ssebuufu's co-accused former CPS DPC Aaron Baguma on a sh5m cash bail.

Ssebuwufu is part of seven people yet to stand trial before the High Court for the case of kidnap and murder of Katushabe at Pine Car Depot last year.

Ssebuwufu was led to the courtroom by prison warders earlier on Friday. It was the second time he had applied for bail, with the first one unsuccessful

 

 

Relatives and friends of the victim appeared in court, with some wearing black T-shirts bearing the image of Betty Dona Katushabe

 

 

Ssebuwufu is the proprietor of Pine Car Depot located on Lumumba Avenue in Kampala



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