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High Court Threatens to Release Entebbe Businessman Charged With Murder

High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga has given State Prosecution in the case where prominent Entebbe businessman Ivan Katongole is charged with murder, a one week ultimatum to produce witnesses pinning him in court.

This came after Katongole filed a second bail application, asking to be released pending the hearing of his case.

His initial bail application was turned down by High Court Judge Jane Francis Abodo last year.

They tycoon yesterday presented to court grounds of his bail application, among them the fact that he has substantial sureties, and that since Police have concluded investigations in the matter, there is no any way he could interfere with the investigations

The State Prosecutor Rachel Bikhole strongly objected to the bail application.

The judge didn’t entertain the bail hearing, but fixed the matter for Monday 10th December, failure of which he would release the suspect from Kigo Prison where he is currently on remand

Justice Kwesiga wondered why the matter had been delayed for hearing yet Police investigations were concluded and the DPP perused through the evidence on record before committing the applicant.

Mr. Katongole, a resident of Nkumba-Kigero  and a businessman dealing in fish exporting is jointly charged with Hellen Nabagala and Andrew Kizito  for the murder of a one Rose Namuli;  a former hair dresser at Mpala village Wakiso district.

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All the three accused persons were committed to High Court for trial last year and are currently on remand at Kigo government prison

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