Court heard that Aine and five others wile on Kampala Road on November, 27th, 2019 willfully and unlawfully obstructed police officers who were regulating traffic flow. Aine and Byansi, who appeared calm, pleaded guilty to the charges of obstructing police officers on duty.
Christopher Aine together with his co accused appearing in Buganda Road Court on Tuesday
Christopher Aine, the former Body guard of
ex-premier, Amama Mbabazi has pleaded guilty to charges of obstructing police
officers on duty. Aine appeared before Buganda Grade One Magistrate, Stella
Maris Amabilis Wednesday afternoon where he was jointly charged with five others.
They are Daniel Byansi, Kenny Sserujongi,
Christopher Nyombi, Tony Ssegawa and Samuel Lugemwa. However, Aine was
slapped with several other charges including malicious damage to property,
assault and going armed in public unlawfully.
Court heard that Aine and five
others wile on Kampala Road on November, 27th, 2019 willfully and unlawfully
obstructed police officers who were regulating traffic flow. Aine and Byansi, who appeared calm, pleaded
guilty to the charges of obstructing police officers on duty.
According to the Traffic and Road Safety Act, any
person who obstructs a Police Officer in the execution of his or her duty is
liable to a fine not exceeding 30 currency points (600,000 Shillings) or
imprisonment of not more than three months or both.
The remaining suspects pleaded not guilty. On the charge of malicious damage, prosecution
alleges that on November, 27th, Aine damaged the shirt of the uniform of police
constable, Peter Eyotaru, which is the property of Uganda Police. Prosecution
also alleges that Aine caused bodily harm by cutting Denis Kambugu's arm with a
Prosecution also accuses Aine of going armed in
public with a weapon in a manner, which causes terror to the public. Aine, who
was represented by his lawyer, John Paul Rubagumya pleaded not guilty to the
rest of the charges.
After pleading guilty to the first offense, the Magistrate
asked the State Prosecutor, Mariam Njuki to present brief facts of the case. Njuki told court that she wasn’t ready and
asked court for adjournment, which was granted. She expected to return to court
on December, 13th, 2019 for presentation of the facts about the case. She remanded the suspects to Luzira prison
until December 30th.
Aine’s lawyer Rubagumya told journalists
outside the court that his client has spent more than the mandatory 48 hours in
police cells. Aine and his co-accused
were picked up when they stormed Kampala road on November, 27th, 2019
protesting being unemployment yet their parents died bringing the NRM government