Crime & Investigation

Pakistan Nationals Sent Back to Jail

this web mind geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Earlier this week, store the Director of Public Prosecution dropped the gang rape charges against Pakistan nationals Ahmeed Shahbz and Muhammad Wagaf replacing them with domestic violence and having canal knowledge against order of nature.

The duo had denied the charges before Kazarwe but the state prosecutor asked for an adjournment so as to get more time arguing, that the file came in late.

He also observed that he had not perused through the file nor looked into the police file in order to be able to align witnesses.

However, the accused’s lawyer Anita Tusiimire requested the Chief Magistrate to grant her clients bail citing their long stay on remand to which Kazarwe explained that they were facing new charges and the mandatory 60 days for granting bail have not yet elapsed.

Kazarwe told the accused, who didn’t understand English and opted for an interpreter, that the long time they stayed on remand was when they were still on a capital offence which has since been dropped stressing, that they have not spent a long time while on the new ones hence tht need for patience.

He set May 5, to start hearing the bail application for the accused.

Prosecution alleges that between September and December 2012, Ahmed Shahbz, Muhammad Wagaf and others still at large while at Naguru where they worked for Yuasa Limited had unlawful carnal knowledge of Zainabu Mbabazi against the order of nature.

They are also alleged to have engaged in domestic violence against Mbabazi to which they committed acts of sexual abuse against her contrary to Section 4 (2) of the domestic violence Act.


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