The State Prosecution in the case where Presidential hopeful Charles Rwomushana is charged with violating curfew orders has closed its case after presenting three witnesses
In this matter before City Hall Grade One Magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise, the three witnesses produced included the arresting officer, the investigating officer as well as the scene of crime officer.
Detective Odoki Boniface, the scene of crime officer (SOCO) from Kira Road Police station today presented in court photographs he took during the arrest of Rwomushana.
He informed the court that Rwomushana was arrested while leaving Media Plaza at Kamwokya.
In his ruling, the magistrate ordered the state to file and serve the defence on 10th November 2020 and for the defence to make its response on 13th November.
“I will make my ruling on 19th September 2020. Whether you file or not, on that day I will deliver my ruling,” ruled the Magistrate
Addressing the press after court, David Mushabe the defence counsel applauded the judiciary for the speed at which their case has been handled.
“I have already made my prayers to court to find that my client has no case to answer. In case court rules in our favour we will be grateful but if it doesn’t, we are ready to defend our side with three witnesses.”
Prosecution alleges that on 29th July 2020 at around 1 am at Kamwokya Kampala District Rwomushana disobeyed Presidential directives when he was found driving his vehicle beyond curfew hours yet vehicles had restricted movement during that period
Rwomushana was from the Barometer Talk show hosted on NBS Television alongside other prominent politicians from both government and opposition.