Susan Magara Murder Suspects Reapply for Medical Examination

Eight people accused of murdering and kidnapping  Suzan Magara have asked high court judge Jane Francis Abodo to grant  them permission to have them medically examined from a private medical facility.

The suspects, who were recently committed for trial at High court, through their lawyers Hakim Lubega and Isaac Ssemakadde petitioned court seeking orders for a private medical examination to prove their torture claims.

These allege that upon their arrest, they underwent various kinds of torture including electric shock and sleep deprivation.

They say they want to use the medical examination results from an independent health facility as evidence to back up their torture claims in court.

Since the state prosecutor in charge of this matter Nelly Asiku was not present in court today, the trial judge adjourned the matter to Thursday (today) for the state prosecution to provide its response.

In August, Buganda road court grade one magistrate Robert Mukanza declined to grant the same permission to the suspects on grounds that he had no jurisdiction to entertain such an application.



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