Brutal Old Kampala DPC Case Pushed to February

Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Ssanyu Mukasa has adjourned to February 4, page ampoule 2015 the case in which Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye is accused of assault and other 2 counts of malicious damage of 2 video cameras and a trouser belonging to journalists.

In their submission, treatment State prosecutors told court that the witnesses were not in court since the victim and WBS journalist Andrew Lwanga was still admitted in Nsambya Hospital and therefore could not
come to testify.

“We ask court for an adjournment so that the witness who is still admitted comes and testifies, medicine ” the prosecutors asked court.

Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye in court on Friday
Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye in court on Friday

However, the defence lawyers led by Spencer George asked court to issue a warning to the prosecution so as to be vigilant and serious with the case and avoid wasting time.

“We are surprised that the hearing has not proceeded today yet the prosecution indicated clearly that investigations had been concluded and were ready to kick start the hearing. In any case the witness may
be sick and admitted but we haven’t been furnished with evidence of the sickness,” Spencer said.
The Magistrate nonetheless, set February 4 as the next date for hearing of the case.

Prosecution alleges that on January 12, 2015 at Florina Bar and Restaurant   along Namirembe Road in Kampala, 38year old Mwesigye assaulted a WBS journalist Andrew Lwanga, causing actual bodily harm.

Prosecution further alleges that Mwesigye wilfully and unlawfully caused malicious damage while at Florina Bar and Restaurant, spoiling 2 video cameras; a Sony PD170 belonging to Andrew Lwanga and a Panasonic camera belonging to Joseph Ssetimba plus a trouser belonging to the latter.

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