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More Busoga Murder Suspects Appear Before Jinja Magistrate

Two more suspects into the Busoga killings have appeared before Jinja Magistrate
Accused persons board a prison lorry

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Two more suspects believed to have participated in the recent Busoga murders have been arraigned before court in Jinja.  

The suspects, Abdul Kimbugwe and Immunia Afan Muhamad face 22 counts  ranging from  crimes against humanity to aggravated robbery.

Abdul Kimbugwe is believed to have been the BodaBoda cyclist involved in the murders in Namayingo, Iganga Mayuge and Bugiri Bugiri. Immunia Afan Muhamed allegedly acted as spy for the group.

The two suspects were presented before Jinja Grade one Magistrate, Isaac Kintu. They were not allowed to take plea given that they were charged with capital offences.  

The arrest of the two brings the total number of suspects in the Busoga murders to twenty. All the twenty two are now remanded at Kirinya Prison in Jinja.

The suspects are expected in court on 7th May this year. Meanwhile the magistrate asked the Prosecution to present, Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi and Jamil Mukulu so that they can be sent to the right court to commence their trial.

Meanwhile defense lawyers Abed Nasser Mudyobole, and David Were complained of their clients denied a fair trial. The lawyers say they have not been furnished with the charge sheets almost a month since they were arrested.

Abed Nasser Mudyobole told court that he had been asked to report to police in Jinja for allegedly intimidating a police officer in the same case.

While David Were says he has on several occasions been denied access to his client Dan Wanyama while in police cells and prisons.

While the session was going on, y people mostly relatives of 10 people who were killed in Busoga region were chanting slogans of Allah Akbar while at the same mentioning some of the names of the suspects.

Relatives of the accused were also at the court premises, but were denied to see them at the court cells.

Geoffrey Sajjabi one of the people at court says the proceedings have been very fair so far although with some contentions from the defense.

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Some of the 22 accused include Ali Kabambwe, Salim Yahaya and Musa Dochu who are the prime suspects. Others are Ibrahim Wanjala, Adam Din Bashir Wabula, Ahmed Wasigu, Daniel Wanyama, Abdul Kimbugwe and Immunia Afan Mohammed.

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