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Court Issues Criminal Summons for Suspects in MP Amuriat Assault Case

The trio is facing charges of assault, malicious damage to property and robbery.
Court has issued criminal summons for three suspects accused of attacking Patrick Amuriat, the Kumi county MP during the Usuk parliamentary by-elections. Baligeya M. Mufubiro, the Katakwi Grade one magistrate issued the criminal summons on Friday after the trio failed to show up in court for hearing of the case. The suspects are Walter Elakas, the Katakwi district NRM secretary, Gabriel Ogel Abuderi, an LC official in Katakwi town council and Amos Agar.

The trio is facing charges of assault, malicious damage to property and robbery. Details of the case are that on September 12, 2012 during the Usuk MP by-elections the suspects together with Robert Akabwai, the former Katakwi district youth chairperson assaulted Amuriat, vandalized his vehicle and stole shillings 500,000. Court was scheduled to start hearing the case on Friday, but it didn’t take off because of the failure by the trio to show up.  Baligeya M. Mufubiro, the Katakwi Grade one magistrate issued criminal summons for the suspects and adjourned court to December 18th. He granted a non cash bond of 1.2 million shillings to Robert Akabwai who was in court.