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Court Directs State to Produce Suspect in Gen. Katumba Attempted Murder Case :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Court Directs State to Produce Suspect in Gen. Katumba Attempted Murder Case

In his ruling, Odwori directed them to write to Uganda Prisons for permission to visit their clients and report back should prisons turn down the request. He, however, rejected another prayer by the lawyers to allow doctors to conduct a CT scan and general health of the accused persons.
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Nakawa Court Grade One Magistrate, Posiono Odwori has granted prayers by the lawyers representing Huzaifah Wampa, one of the suspects remanded for the attempted murder of Gen. Katumba Wamala to compel the government to produce him before the court. He made the ruling when the matter came up for mention in court on Tuesday morning.  

 

The other suspects are Sheikh Yusuf Siraji Nyanzi, Hussein Sserubula, Muhammad Kagugube, Kamada Walusimbi, Siriman Ayuub Kisambira, Abdulaziz Ramathan Dunku and Habib Ramanthan Marjan. The eight are accused of staging attack on the official vehicle of Gen. Katumba, which claimed the lives of his daughter, Brenda Nantongo and driver, Sergeant Haruna Kayondo on June 1st, 2021 along Kisoota road in Kisaasi.  

Seven of the eight suspects appeared in court via video link from Luzira prisons. Huzaifah Wampa was no show for the second time in a row.  His lawyer, Geoffrey Turyamusiima raised concern noting that the last time Wampa appeared before the court and was remanded to Kitalya prison, he was in very bad shape resulting from torture. 

Turyamusiima said that they were worried about Wampa’s life, adding that the last time they spoke to him he told them that he was under instructions not to talk to anybody. He asked the court to task government to produce him in court during the next session, which was granted. Turyamusiima also asked the court to allow them access to the suspects in court. 

In his ruling, Odwori directed them to write to Uganda Prisons for permission to visit their clients and report back should prisons turn down the request. He, however, rejected another prayer by the lawyers to allow doctors to conduct a CT scan and general health of the accused persons.  

Odwori noted that there is already an earlier ruling issued by the Nakawa Chief Magistrate, Dr. Singiza Douglas who handled this particular matter. He directed the lawyers to extract the order and serve the state then report back to the court on August 31st, 2021 to forge a way forward. Speaking to journalists shortly after the court session, Turyamusiima said that the ruling was halfway successful.

English Audio  

//Cue in: “Of course the ruling is 50,50..  

Cue Out:……Our order,”//

    Luganda included    

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