Justice Musene Hands Self Confessed Robber Life Sentence

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She said the suspects had spent a greater part of their lives in prison on similar crimes and that they were wanted in several other parts of the country. Agutuko asked court to grant the suspects a maximum sentence arguing that they were a great threat to the peace of any society.

Jamil Kafeero, a resident of Kampala is to spend life in jail for robbing a Pepsi cola and Nile breweries depot in Kiboga town. Kafeero was convicted to life by Justice Wilson Musene Musalu at Kiboga high court on Tuesday on his own plea of guilt. Details of the case are that on May 14th 2013, Jamil Kafeero and Mulani Ssekajja waylaid a vehicle from Ntale and sons Pepsi and Nile breweries depot at St Fillister Catholic Church along the second street in Kiboga town and robbed it of 40 million shillings at gunpoint.
 
The duo was picked up together with other suspects in Kampala and Kiboga with connection to the robbery. They are Johnson Kalongo, Yosam Katongole and Grace Ndagiire. Jamil Kafeero and Mulani Ssekajja pleaded guilty to the charges during their first appearance in court last week while the remaining suspects denied the charges. On Tuesday, prosecution led by Immaculate Agutuko, the Kiboga Resident Stata Attorney told court that, the suspects were hard core criminals with a very dangerous criminal record.
 
She said the suspects had spent a greater part of their lives in prison on similar crimes and that they were wanted in several other parts of the country. Agutuko asked court to grant the suspects a maximum sentence arguing that they were a great threat to the peace of any society. In his testimony Godfrey Emojong, the former Kiboga Criminal Investigating Officer said that during the operation to arrest the suspects, police recovered a gun, two stolen cars and an assortment of stolen items.
 
To mitigate their sentence the duo pleaded for leniency from court and promised to reform and become better citizens. In his ruling, justice Musene concurred with the prosecution that the suspects were hard core criminals and non-reformative despite having spent the greater part of their life in prison. Lauding the evidence adduced by the prosecution, Musene said the duo deserved to remain in jail since they poise a big threat to the peace of any society. He therefore convicted Kafeero to life in prison and handed his accomplice Mulani 14 years in jail on compassionate grounds because he was shot and maimed by police during their arrest.
 
He remanded the remaining suspects to jail pending the continuation of their trial today. Nakawa high court last week kicked off a criminal session for Kiboga magisterial area to handle more than 50 cases in a period of one month and 10 days. Some of the cases lined up for hearing include murder, rape, aggravated defilement, simple defilement and high way robberies.
 

 

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