The Buganda Road Magistrate’s court has further remanded nine suspects accused of murdering Susan Magara amidst protests by their lawyers who claim their clients are being tortured while in prison.
Abdul Hakim Lubega, the suspects’ lawyer protested alleged torture of his clients while in prison.
The suspects Patrick Kasaija 36, Yusuf Lubega 32, Hussein Wasswa 22, Muzamiru Ssali 27, Hassan Kato Miiro 22, Hajara Nakandi 35, Abubaker Kyewolwa 30, Mahad Kasalita, an Imam at Usafi Mosque and Ismail Bukenya.
Appearing before the Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate, Charles Yeteise, State prosecutor Viola Tusingwire asked court to remand the suspects on grounds that inquiries into their case are still on going.
Yeteise adjourned the case to June 15th.
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.
The suspects were arrested last month from Usafi Mosque.
Prosecution alleges that the nine and others still at large on February 7, 2018 kidnapped Magara with intent to procure a ransom or benefit from her liberation from the danger of being murdered.
Prosecution further alleges that the accused and others still at large on February 27th 2018 at Kigo in Wakiso district murdered Magara.
Magara was kidnapped on February 7th along Kabaka Anjagala road in Mengo on her way to her apartment in Lungujja. The kidnappers held Magara captive for three weeks as they demanded for a ransom of Shillings 700million from her father, John Magara.
After receiving the money, the kidnappers killed Magara and dumped her body dumped in Kitiko Village between Kajjansi and Kigo along the Entebbe Express highway.