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Court Rules Brian Bagyenda Has Case to Answer

On Friday, Justice Moses Kazibwe ruled that Bagyenda and his co-accused have to defend themselves against the evidence produced to court by the 16 prosecution witnesses.
The accused persons before Court. File Photo
The High Court has ruled that Brian Bagyenda who is accused of killing Enid Twijukye has a case to answer.

The other suspects are Innocent Bainomugisha a cleaner and Vincent Rwahwire a casual labourer.

Prosecution alleges that Bagyenda and his co-accused on January 4th 2017 at Njobe Road in Nakawa Division in Kampala District with malice aforethought caused the death of Twijukye a student of Makerere University Business School.

On Friday, Justice Moses Kazibwe ruled that Bagyenda and his co-accused have to defend themselves against the evidence produced to court by the 16 prosecution witnesses.

The witnesses included detectives, medical doctors, pathologists and the relatives of the deceased who told pinned the accused for murdering Twijukye in Bagyenda's home before dumping her body in a swamp in Namanve Mukono District.

Justice Kazibwe fixed January 14th, 2020 for the accused to start defending themselves.

The lawyer of the accused told court that during the defence hearing, Bagyenda will present his sister Jane Francis Nantamu and Dr Brian Mutamba a Psychiatrist at Butabika Hospital as his witnesses.

A report from Dr Mutamba, a copy seen by URN indicates that prior to the charges against Bagyenda, he had been admitted at Butabika Hospital on November 4th 2016 where he was assessed and diagnosed with major depressive episode comorbid with suicidal ideation and anxiety symptoms.

The report further showed that there were no homicidal tendencies detected during Bagyenda's assessment.

It showed that Bagyenda was treated and discharged in December 2016 before completing treatment. 

The police surgeon, Dr Santos Ojara on Wednesday told court that shortly after Bagyenda committed the crimes, he examined him and found that he was of sound mind.

The suspects have now been further remanded until next week.

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