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Four committed to High Court for trial over murder of bar attendant

Ibanda chief magistrate’s court has committed four young men suspected to have killed a bar attendant and stolen large sums of money from slot machines.

Court presided over by Her Worship Winfred Naigaga Kyobiika committed Deus Mujunansi, Lawrence Basiima, Richard Tugume alias Fred and Morris Ssekajja to the Mbarara High court to stand trial for the gruesome murder of Edith Nuwamanya during the night of December 10, 2022, and for stealing an unspecified sum of cash from slot machines in the bar based in Bufunda cell, Ibanda Municipality.

Appearing before Ibanda chief magistrate’s court on October 3rd, the suspects were indicted by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in a letter read to the accused.

The indictment letter signed by Margaret Nakigudde, from the DPP’s office in Kampala, revealed that the accused reportedly planned the unlawful killing of Nuwamanya beforehand, with the intention of stealing money from slot machines. 

The deceased throat was sliced and one eye removed by her attackers, who hid the body under her bed. It was discovered by the bar owner Frankline Abenaitwe the following morning, after fruitless attempts to contact the deceased on phone, read the indictment letter in part.

The DPP in her letter noted that the DPP’s office has solid case against the four and will pray that each of them is convicted as indicted.

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