The suspects were not allowed to take plea on grounds that they committed a capital offense
Businessman Ivan Katongole alias Jenus, a businessman dealing in fish along with eight other people were on Friday evening charged with the alleged murder of two women in Katabi, Wakiso district.
Prosecution in the court presided over by Entebbe Chief Magistrate, Mary Kaitesi Kisakye, alleged that on 24th July, 2017 at Kitara LC1 zone in Katabi Town Council, Ivan Katongole, Andrew Kizito, Hellen Nabagala and others still at large unlawfully killed Rose Nakimuli.
Prosecution led by Julius Tuhairwe also told court that on 9th August, 2017 at Nkumba-Bufulu zone in Katabi Town Council, John Bwanika Salongo, Jonathan Kibirango, Richard Kasozi, Muhammad Sangayo, Godfrey Mayanja and Yiga Baligyera with malice aforethought, allegedly murdered Sarah Nakajo before inserting twigs into her private parts.
The suspects disembarking from Police trucks ahead of their court appearance. Photo by Julius Luwemba.
While in the court dock, the nine were not allowed to take plea on grounds that they committed a capital offense which can only be heard by the High Court.
Kisakye remanded them to Kigo Prison until 25th September when they will returned to court for mention.