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Witnesses Pin "Uncle Money" for Manslaughter :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Witnesses Pin "Uncle Money" for Manslaughter

On Tuesday, prosecution led by Timothy Amerit presented three witnesses before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court presided over Mariam Ayo pinning the accused persons on the said crimes.
Prosecution Witness Number one Tumuhirwe Tendering his Evidence in Court

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A witness has pinned the number one Uganda Cranes football fan, Jackson Sewanyana alias Uncle Money for manslaughter. Sewanyana is jointly charged with Benson Ssenyonga for causing the death of Siraji Akim Tumusiime, a mechanic on August, 16th, 2019 at Kasubi Zone four in Kampala District.  

On Tuesday, prosecution led by Timothy Amerit presented three witnesses before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court presided over Mariam Ayo pinning the accused persons on the said crimes.  They included Abdul Tumuhiirwe, a motorcyclist, the deceased’s mother, Beatrice Kabatoro and Adadi Mbaziira.

In his testimony, Tumuhirwe told court that on the fateful day at around 8:30pm he saw Uncle Money holding Tumusiime by the collar while dragging him near the road to Royal Hotel before handing him over to a mob led by Senyonga. Court heard that the mob undressed the deceased and started battering him with electricity cables before tying his arms together with his legs.  

Tumuhirwe emotionally demonstrated to court how the deceased was looking after being tied on the instructions of Uncle Money who didn’t mention the crimes for, which he was being tortured.  According to Tumuhirwe, while at the scene together with a one Birungi, the deceased asked him to keep his property including a phone and Shillings 270,000 he had on him. 

He told court that Tumusiime pleaded with uncle Money to spare his life since he was known to him.  Tumuhirwe tendered photo exhibits in court, which showed the deceased being tied and tortured. He also said he heard Tumusiime crying for help from the people whom he knew including the Imam of Kasubi Mosque, Adam Semwogerere.

Tumusiime told court that he rushed to call Imam Semwogerere to come to the deceased’s rescue but they didn’t find anyone at the scene upon their return.  He says they later got information indicating that Tumusiime had passed on.  

His testimony was collaborated by the other witnesses implicating the accused persons. Court remanded the accused until October 14th, 2019 when their matter will return for further hearing. 

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