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Susan Magara Murder Suspects Remanded Again Amid Torture Claims

Buganda road grade one magistrate Charles Yeteise has further remanded 8 people accused of murdering accountant Suzan Magara, to Luzira Prison pending investigations in their matter .

This followed State Prosecutor Emily Ninsiima’s submission that investigations in the matter are still underway

The magistrate adjourned the matter to 15th June and extended the Warrant of Arrest for one Patrick Kasaija, who has not been arrested yet.

Earlier, one of the suspects Ssali Muzamiru, on behalf his co accused brought it to the attention of court that they need special treatment for the injuries they obtained during and after arrest

In reply to this, one of the prisons officers revealed that all those who are not well are on treatment and incase the medical officers make any finding that the Prison facilities can’t handle their situation, a referral will be made

The magistrate advised the accused persons to bring this issue before their lawyers

“I have heard your concerns all rotating around human rights; I am glad that you all have lawyers. Inform them about it and they know what to do next,” the Magistrate said.

The suspects were brought in court cuffed and shackled by their feet, but the magistrate ordered hand cuffs to be removed because there was enough security in court.

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The suspects are  Yusuf Lubega, 32, a boda boda rider, Hussein Wasswa, 22, a hawker, Muzamiru Ssali, 27, bodaboda rider, Hajara Nakandi, 35, a teacher, Abubaker Kyewolwa, 30, a businessman Mahad Kasalita an Imam at Usafi Mosque, Hassan Kato Miiro,22, and Ismail Bukenya a businessman.

Prosecution contends that these and others still at large, on February 7, 2018 kidnapped Ms Magara with intent to procure a ransom or benefit from her liberation from the danger of being murdered.

Its further states that the accused and others still at large on February 27 at Kigo in Wakiso district murdered Magara.

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