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Nsereko Trial Kicks Off As Teargas Rocks Kampala

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healing for sale http://colbleu.fr/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/locale-info.php geneva;”>Nsereko was arrested on Monday evening at his home along Coronation Road in Mengo after Godfrey Musobya had reported at Old Kampala police station that he had been attacked by Nsereko and his supporters.

check http://christlutheran.org/wp-includes/class-pop3.php geneva;”>While appearing before the magistrate on Wednesday, view http://creativecommons.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/publicize/publicize-jetpack.php Nsereko, through his lawyer Shifa Lukwago, denied participating in any way that could have aided or resulted into the assaulting of Musobya, 27, a Crime Intelligence officer.

On his part, Musobya told court he was on duty when Nsereko and muscular men dashed out of a car before grabbing his phone.

“I was talking to a friend on phone when Nsereko and his men grabbed me by the collar. One of these men gave me a blow that uprooted my two teeth,” recounted Musobya.

The Regional Police Commander Kampala Metropolitan South, Sam Omara, also testified in favor of Musobya, saying he found the attacked cop bleeding profusely from the mouth.

“I found Musobya whimpering in pain. He told me that he had just been thumped by Nsereko’s group,” said Omara.

DRAMA

There was drama when one of Nsereko’s lawyers, Judith Kawewa, asked Omara to tell court his age.

Omara moved forward with swag before stating: “57 years.”

Pressed to explain his date of birth, Omara, who is well known for having commanded police operations against opposition activists during the walk to work campaign, angrily said: “I do not answer irrelevant questions.”

Omara’s outburst sent the fully-packed courtroom into rib-breaking laughter.

Nsereko’s lawyers urged court to clear his client of any wrong doing, saying Musobya had trespassed on the legislator’s premises.

The hearing of the case was adjourned to September 27 after the magistrate listened to all parties.

Some of the MPs who attended the court session included Gerald Karuhanga and Latif Ssebagala.

However, as Nsereko drove home, hundreds of his supporters stormed Kampala streets especially in the downtown areas thus paralyzing traffic.

Police swung into action with teargas canisters to disperse them.

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