Kaweesi Murder Suspect Freed On Bail, Kidnapped After

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There was drama this afternoon after two suspects in the murder of AIGP Felix Kaweesi who were granted bail were kidnapped shortly afterwards by plain clothed men.

Twelve suspected are on trial with the murder at Kulambiro earlier this year and today at Nakawa court, seven of them secured bail and were on their way home when they were pounced on and kidnapped and driven on in a white saloon car.

Noah Sajjabi, the Nakawa Court Grade One Magistrate, had set the suspects free on mandatory bail because since first appearance in court, prosecution had failed to commit them to the High Court for trial.

Mandatory bail is granted to suspects who have been on remand for more than six months without trial

“Basing on Article 23 of the Constitution which says that a person who spends six months on remand, without being committed is mandated to a mandatory bail,” Magistrate Sajjabi said. “However, under this article, court is given discretion to set bail terms. All sureties are to pay Shs500 million and the suspects Shs50 million, all non-cash.”

Those freed are Abdul Hamid Magambo, Ahmad Ssenfuka, Umar Magada,Majid Ojegere, Ibrahim Kisa, Hassan Tusiime, Musa Ntende and Asuman Mugoye.

The case was adjourned to November 23rd. But Ahmed Ssenfuka and another were all rearrested in a scuffle at Spear House about a kilometer from Nakawa court as they drove aboard a bodaboda which they had taken from outside court.

 

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