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Kabafunzaki, Co-accused Committed to High Court

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Hon Kabafunzaki with one of his Counsels Drake Twebaze at Anti corruption court this morning

The chief magistrate of the Anti Corruption Court Agnes Alum Wednesday morning committed former junior labor minister Herbert Kabafunzaki, his Political Assistant Brian Mugabo and Bruce Lubowa to High court for trial in the matter where they are accused of soliciting a Shs. 5 million bribe from Muhammad Ahamad of Aya Group of Companies to clear his name on abuse allegations by one of his clients.

The trio before committal, were read the summary of evidence which the prosecution intends to use against them.

The magistrate further informed them that the hearing date for their case would be fixed by the Deputy Registrar of the High court.

Among the exhibits which the prosecution intends to rely on in this matter, is footage which was retrieved from Serena Hotel CCTV cameras, the instrument of appointment for Hon Herbert Kabafunzaki into the ministerial office, Brain Mugabo’s instrument of appointment as a political assistant to Kabafunzaki, the Search Certificate that was made after recovering 5 million shillings exhibit at Serena, the suspects’ mobile phones together with their sim cards.

The prosecution will also rely on subscriber details of the sim cards which were provided after a court order, 60 Photographs taken by the SOCO (Scene of Crime Officers) at Serena Hotel, Police form 17 of the Handwriting expert, charge and caution statements of the accused persons,5 million shillings in denomination of 50,000 notes and an Orient bank Khaki envelope which contained the 5 million shillings.

The magistrate ordered the prosecution led by Barbra Kauma to serve the defense with the summary of evidence within week to be prepared for the mentioning of the case before Anti corruption court Deputy Registrar on 13th July
All accused persons bail have been extended.

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