Magara Murder Suspect Pato Applies for Bail

Patrick Agaba alias Pato, the key suspect in the murder Suzan Magara, now on remand at Luzira Prison, has applied for bail before the Kampala High Court.

In this application filed through his lawyer of Robert Mackay, Pato asked court to grant him temporary freedom since he is still presumed innocent by the law.

Among other grounds he presented for his release is that he is the sole bread winner of his family which consists of his wife and 2 children, he has a fixed place of abode at Lower Mawanga zone in Buziga Parish Kampala district where he can be traced, and he has substantial sureties.

Hearing of this application has been fixed for 30th July before Justice Yasin Nyanzi

Pato who was arrested and extradited from South Africa for the murder of Ms Magara, was last month charged before Makindye chief magistrates court with the kidnap of another woman Joan Alupo

Prosecution contends that on 1st May 2013; Agaba with others still at large while in Muyenga Kampala district kidnapped Alupo and held her for 2 days with the intent to procure a ransom of $ 400, 000 from her relatives in exchange for her freedom.

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