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Katumba Suspects' Lawyer Remains Silent as they are Remanded Again

Defense lawyer Hamza Ssekidde from Wameri and Company Advocates remained silent about prayer made by the state which Nakawa Court Grade One Magistrate Posiono Odwori accepted and further remanded the accused until September 30, 2021.
14 Sep 2021 15:24

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Prosecution led by State Attorney Rose Aoja has informed court that investigations into the matter Gen Katumba Wamala attempted murder and murder of his Daughter are still going on, and prayed that the suspects be matter remanded.

Aoja didn’t give any update on how far they have gone with the investigations.

Defense lawyer Hamza Ssekidde from Wameri and Company Advocates remained silent about prayer made by the state which, which prompted Nakawa Court Grade One Magistrate Posiono Odwori to further remand the accused until September 30, 2021.

Ssekidde told URN after that court session that since this court has no jurisdiction to hear offences tagged to the suspects, they are going to file a bail application in the high court next week.

Two weeks agoCounsel Ssekidde asked the state to drop charges against the suspects if they don’t have evidence, something the state attorney and the magistrate gave a deaf ear to.

The eight (8) suspects are; Yasin Nyanzi, Hussein Sserubula, Muhammad Kagugube, Sirimani Kisambira, Abudalllah-Aziz Ramadhan Dunka, Kamada Walusimbi, Habib Ramadhan Marjan and Huzaifah Wampa.

These are implicated in the attempted murder of Gen. Katumba Wamala, his bodyguard Sgt Khalid Kuboit and Boniface Mucunguzi, also indicted with the murder of Brenda Nantongo, the daughter of Gen. Katumba Wamala and his driver Sgt Haruna Kayondo on June 1, 2021 along Kisota road in Kisasi, a city suburb.

This morning, these who appeared on zoom from Luzira Upper prison and Kigo respectively looked very weak and inpoor health, especially so Habib Ramadhan Marjan whose eyes are red and he complained of pain in the ribs.

Defense lawyer Ssekidde Hamza said that their application to allow the suspects access medical service since they appeared in court the first time with wounds was granted by the court, but prisons seem to have done nothing.

He adds that, they logged in another application to see that the suspects get treatment and counselling services from African Center for treatment and rehabilitation of torture victims, a non-government organization based in Kamwokya, but it’s still in the civil division of the high court before justice Musa Ssekana and they are following up on the matter.

Ssekidde further told URN that if the bail application they are going to file in the high court next week is granted, the accused will be able get treatment from home.

// Cue in: "Habib Ramadhan Marjan …. 

Cue out: …. Obuvune bwebatusibwako,"//

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