Kisoro Grade I Magistrate’s Court on Thursday dismissed the case in which the Kisoro district chairman Abel Bizimana was accused of assaulting and causing bodily harm to a local resident.
Magistrate Kule Lubangula in his ruling said that the state failed to bring sufficient and incriminating evidence against Bizimana, and thus threw out the case.
Bizimana lawyer Alexander Kibandama while addressing press at the court after the ruling, said the case was politically induced and that the magistrate was right to dismiss it.
“This is the second case that the chairman has won. I urge the people of Kisoro to work together for the development of their district, continuous fighting will not help them,” said Kibandama.
Prosecution led by the Kisoro state attorney Joel Kakuru told court that Bizimana on 6th November 2017 at 3.50 pm
while at Shozi Village Gisorora Parish Nyakabande sub county; assaulted and caused bodily harm one Pascal Hashaka contrary to the pencil code act CAP 236.
Court was told that Bizimana slapped Hashaka in the face injuring his left eye as he tried to explain to him why a piece of land had been left out of the Rwivovo land in Nyakabande Sub County.
The land in question was being surveyed by ministry of lands officials for the construction of John Kale Institute of science and technology.