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.
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
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
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
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.