Kabale Court Dismisses Robbed Tourists’ Case

Tourists in Bwindi National Park

The Kabale grade one magistrate Esther Nyadoyi   has acquitted three men accused of waylaying a group of tourists along the Kabale-lake Bunyonyi road, ambulance shooting, injuring and robbing them late last year.

Prosecution led by the state attorney Batson Baguma had told court  that Gordon Mutatina alias Golden Clay a tourist guide on Lake Bunyonyi, Amon Owokubariho  a Kampala based businessman, Willy Beingana and others still at large on the 10th august 2014 at Kiyoora village in Kabale,  robbed tourists of their valuable belongings and money.

Prosecution told court that the trio robbed Samuel Wanyaga of 1.3 million shillings, 600 Tanzanian shillings, 7000 Rands and 500 quara all totaling 2.3 Uganda shillings.

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Daniels lathe was robbed off 2 million Uganda shillings, Bella Tessier lost 2 million Uganda shillings and I pad all totaling to 4 million shillings, charlotte Emily Green lost 65000 shillings, Florence Nicole 1 million shillings, Samantha Loves Cook 250,000 shillings and Amaldeep Andhu lost 100,000 shillings.

Represented by their lawyer Justus Muhangi of Kasaija and Company Advocates, the accused wrote to the Director of Public Prosecution on 6th November 2014 requesting him to drop the case since the Police had not fully investigated and the available evidence could not incriminate them.

The DPP dropped the charges on grounds that police had not brought in sufficient evidence.

In her ruling Nyadoyi also said that the state has lost interests in the case, thereby closing the file and setting the trio free.

Mutatina had been on remand since September 2014   while Willy Beigana and Amon Owokubariho had been on remand at Ndorwa government prison since 3rd October.




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