Prosecution led by Jacob Nahurira told High Court that Ssempijja grew up with his grandfather, Suli Ssaloingo who gave him 4 acres of land because of the love he had for him. However, instead of using the land, Ssempijja started selling it off, which didn’t go down well with his grandfather.
Prosecution led by Shebah Byakutagga told court on Tuesday, that the two committed the offence on 4th November 2014. They hired Thomas Mugga a Boda Boda cyclist at Mutukula stage to take them to Kasensero landing site. On their way to Kasensero, they turned against Mugga and strangled him to death. They also stole his motorcycle registration number UEE 853D Bajaj boxer.
According to Byakutaga, church and village leaders had tried to mediate the conflict between the couple before Namwanje met her brutal death. Byakutaga also told court that Namwanje inherited the contested property from her mother.
Prosecution led by Amina Akasa told the High in Masaka that Kityo and two others, still at large, beat two people, identified as John Sibo and Peter Masimu to death during a mob attack. Kityo pleaded guilty to the offence, but prosecution sought a maximum sentence for the suspect as a deterrent measure against people involved in mob justice.
Court heard that on July 13, 2016, Mwebaze and his colleagues, still at large, waylaid one Godfrey Kwizera and assaulted him. They reportedly stripped him naked and dumped him in a pool of water, where he was found the next day, struggling for his life. In the process, they also took from him a sum of 7,000 Shillings.
He was convicted and sentenced by Masaka Resident Judge, Winfred Nabisinde on Monday on his own plea of guilt for defiling his 9 and 14 year old daughters. Nyenje was arraigned in court on two counts of aggravated defilement and incest.
Masaka High Court Judge Winfred Nabisinde said that the court received overwhelming evidence indicating that the convict Godfrey Ssenyange strangled his father Joseph Mwai following a misunderstanding on land ownership.
Prosecution led by Masaka Resident State Attorney, Ivan Nkwasibwe told court that the convict stormed Apolot’s home in Kizungu zone in Katwe Butego division in Masaka district on August 1, 2018 and shot her dead. He reportedly decided to end Apolot’s life accusing her of infidelity.
Justice Nabisinde said the session will focus on inmates who have been on remand since 2014. The suspects face crimes including murder, aggravated defilement, robbery and simple defilement among others. She said a few cases of 2018 and 2019 that don’t require long trial because of plea bargaining will also be considered in the session.