26 Suspects Committed High Court Over Murder

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The 24 men and two women who were arrested separately since April this year have been on remand in the Mubuku government prison as investigations into their case was ongoing.

Twenty six people suspected to be habitual robbers in Kasese district were on Friday committed to the High Court to answer charges of murder, attempted murder, high robbery and being in possession of illegal fire arms.
 
The 24 men and two women who were arrested separately since April this year have been on remand in the Mubuku government prison as investigations into their case was ongoing.
 
On Friday, the Kasese Resident State Attorney Mr. Noah Kumya told the Grade II magistrate court presided over by Mr. Stephen Saabu Kabyanga that investigations were complete adding that the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) is ready to prosecute the suspects.
 
The presiding Magistrate Stephen Saabu Kabyanga committed the suspects to the High Court where they will be allowed to take plea and subsequently ask for bail.
 
Four of the suspects saw their bail canceled as they were remanded to Katojo prison in Fort Portal ahead of their appearance in the High Court.
 
Court also issued a warrant of arrest to one of the suspects who escaped from prison three months ago.
 
Four of the 26 suspects, Muhindo Swalleh, Amza Salimboko, Ali Kato and Moses Watsema were also committed to the High Court on a separate case of murder which they allegedly committed in early March.
 
Prosecution alleges that the 26 suspects shot dead businessman Julius Kisembo, injured his wife and made off with Shs 16m on March 27 at Buhuna village in Karambi sub-county.
 
They were arrested in an operation codenamed “Fagiya Uchafu” that was being commanded by Kasese district chairman Lt.Col. Mawa Muhindo following the killing of 12 people between 2012 and 2013
 
Speaking after court session, Lt. Col. Mawa sounded a warning to the rest of the thieves in the district that security will not allow them terrorize communities during festival season.