Hearing of Battered Journalist Case Flops

Lwanga presents ex rays of his damaged spine during the previous hearing

Hearing of the case in which former Old Kampala police DPC Joram Tumwesigye is accused of assaulting WBS TV journalist Andrew Lwanga, more about did not take place today due to the absence of the trial magistrate.

State prosecutor Patricia Kintho informed Buganda Road court grade one magistrate Marion Mangeni that the trial magistrate James Ereemye was handling special matters in Nakawa court, drugs and asked for an adjournment.

Tonny Kirabira, one of Lwanga’s lawyers informed the press that they were ready today to proceed since some of the exhibits which had went missing were present in court

The matter was extended to 7th June 2016. Prosecution has more than four witnesses to testify in the case.

Lwanga who spine was damaged by the police officer during a city protest in January last year has since lost one of his clutches following an operation on his back in South Africa.

The DPC whipped the reporter with an electric cable as he was covering a protest along Namirembe road. He also damaged is equipment and those of other reporters.



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