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Why High Court Released DPC Baguma

Baguma welcomed by family and friends from jail

High Court Judge Justice Wilson Masalu Musene on Wednesday released former Kampala Central Police Station DPC Aaron Baguma on cash bail of 5million shillings and 50 million non cash bail for each of the three sureties he presented.

Baguma who is facing charges of aggravated robbery and murder with eight others yesterday applied for bail before Justice Musene and presented three sureties who included AIGP Steven Kasiima, buy information pills http://clinicalresearchsociety.org/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-upgrader-skin.php Robert Kato his uncles and Emmanuel Muhanguzi.

In his ruling, viagra http://cprescue.com/wp-admin/includes/screen.php Justice Musene said he found all three sureties substantial.

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State Attorney Jonathan Muwaganya had yesterday challenged the maturity of the affidavit accompanying the bail application, which he said was sworn on the 23rd August 2016 when Baguma had not been charged nor remanded.

The judge ruled however, that the fact that the High Court Registrar received it on 1st September 2016 when the applicant was already on remand, meant that it was not prematurely filed.

On whether or not Baguma was likely to interfere with the witnesses if granted bail, Justice Musalu ruled that there was no proof brought in court to prove this and being that the state had earlier on informed court that investigations in the matter were complete, there was no way he could interfere with the said witnesses.

State had also protested the bail on grounds that Baguma is not a law abiding citizen, having snubbed court until he was issued a warrant of arrested. The judge however ruled that there was no proof that the criminal summons were delivered to the applicant. Besides the fact that he delivered himself to court meant that he is a law abiding citizen.

Baguma has been ordered to report once in a month to High court registrar until the 7th October when the hearing of the main case is expected to begin.

Upon the ruling, relatives and colleagues of DPC Baguma exploded into celebration, welcoming him back from Kigo Prision where he was remanded on 30th August 2016 by Buganda Road grade one magistrate Joan Aciro.

 

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