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DPP Clarifies: We’re Not in Hurry to Prosecute Baguma

DPP Mike Chibita  speaking to press on Tuesday

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has cleared the air on the matter concerning former CPS DPC Aaron Baguma, no rx http://cctvcameraz.com/wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php who is implicated in the murder of Donah  Katushabe, advice http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/views/list/nav.php a Kampala businesswoman.

Some sections of the media had  reported that  both the office of the DPP and  police authorities were at loggerheads  after failure by the latter to produce their  own  DPC to appear before Buganda road Chief magistrate to be charged  with the offense.

Addressing journalists on Tuesday afternoon at his offices in Kampala, http://coeurdepirate.com/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-theme-upgrader-skin.php the DPP Mike Chibita said that in exercise of their mandate of instituting criminal proceedings, they work hand in hand with other stakeholders including police, judiciary and the public; and confirmed that Baguma has a case to answer.

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“We wish to reiterate that we don’t and will not conduct prosecutions in or through the media. Therefore the case of CPSCRB 147/2015 Uganda Vs Ssebuwufu and others is being handled in accordance to principles as stated by the constitution,” Chibita told journalists.

“There is illiteracy on the part of the media in relation to the process of producing someone to court. There is nothing between the office of the DPP and police but it is you the media,” he added.

Baguma Case

On summoning  CPS DPC Aaron Baguma to  answer charges in relation to murder, the Deputy DPP  Elem Ogwal explained that they wrote a letter to  the   CID   but said he was not in position to determine whether it was received or not.

“Maybe the letter went to the Director CID and not to police. This is not an isolated case but such happens usually when we summon people we don’t know to be produced to court and it is what we go through every day,” Ogwal said.

He revealed that the office of the DPP is not in a rush to prosecute Baguma, adding that a criminal case is not time-bound even if the suspect is evasive.

Ogwal said they are following the normal procedure and no special attention has been put on the Baguma case because another suspect identified as Golola has also not been produced to court.

Golola, a key suspect in the case who has been on the run was recently arrested by police .

“We have written to police to prepare a charge sheet for Baguma to be brought to court. We will give them a time frame and if they don’t act, the State Attorney will present  the charge sheet himself to the Magistrate who will then issue a criminal summon to have him arrested,” the Deputy DPP clarified.

On resignation claims, the DPP said the rumor and figment is perpetuated by criminals  but he is still serving the country as the head of public prosecutions.

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