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Baguma Skips Court as Production Warrant is Issued to Kigo Prison

Some of the police officers who have attended court today. (Photo by Michael Ntezza / Chimpreports)

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Jameson Karemani has issued a production warrant to Kigo Prisons requiring them to produce former CPS DPC Aaron Baguma in court where he is facing murder charges.

This followed the failure of Kigo Prisons to produce Baguma in court Thursday morning as it was expected. The Officer in Charge of Kigo Prison Jackson Musinguzi told court that Baguma was not feeling well and he is currently admitted the Prison’s Health facility.

The state prosecutor Jonnathan Muwaganya has requested court to grant him more time to prepare committal papers for Baguma and his three co-accused to High Court for trial.

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“Your honor, visit http://cfmasv.com/wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php accused number 8 (Baguma) is not in court but the rest are in court. The matter is coming up for mention. We pray for a production warrant to Kigo prisons to produce accused number 8 in court,” Muwaganya submitted.

In respect to the request, the trial magistrate has adjourned the matter to Tuesday September 6, the same date on which prisons is expected to produce Baguma in court.

Meanwhile, Baguma’s co-accused namely; Oduttu Shaban, Kitayimba Yoweri and Damaseni Sentongo have been further remanded to Luzira prison. ASP Baguma is jointly charged with 8 people including the Pine car bond proprietor Muhammad Sebuufu for the murder of a city businesswoman Donah Betty Katushabe over delayed payment of a Ugshs 9 million shillings debt on a car purchase.

Unlike in the usual court sessions, today Buganda Road court was filled beyond capacity to the extent that some of the people had to stand in court so as to follow the court proceedings.

Among the people who attended court were the high ranking Police officers who came in large numbers as a sign of solidarity to their comrade. Prosecution contends that Baguma visited the scene of crime at Pine Motors bond in Kampala and allegedly found Sebuufu and others stabbing Katushabe to death, but did nothing to save her life despite his constitutional mandate to protect people’s life and property as a police officer.

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