Sodomy Teacher is Culpable – Court Maintains

High Court Judge Justice Joseph Murangira has upheld his earlier ruling that 42 year old George Makanda, healing a Primary school teacher from Nangabo, adiposity Waksio district who is accused of sodomizing an 11 year old pupil has to prepare his defense on the allegations.

On 4th January 2017 the same judge ruled that Makande had a case to answer after being convinced by the Prosecution witnesses who included the Headmaster of the school where the victim was studying, what is ed the victim’s mother and a Police officer.

Judge Murangira dismissed an application which Makande had filed through his lawyer Steven Ssegwanyi seeking court to dismiss this matter on grounds that he was detained in police cells for more than 48 hours.

The judge pointed out that all the cases that were cited in this application don’t apply since this a different case. He also noted that if the illegal detention affected him, he could seek redress in the constitutional court but not seeking withdrawal of such a serious offence

Makande’s lawyer Steven Segwanyi informed court that they are going to produce 6 defense witnesses and the trial judge adjourned the matter to 7th March 2017.

Pastor Solomon Male one of the Anti Gay activists welcomed this ruling and vowed to continue supporting the fight against acts of sodomy.

Prosecution contends that George Makande between the month of March and April 2014 at unidentified school in Nangabo sub county- Wakiso District forced himself on his 11 year old pupil whose names are withheld.

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