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KATUSHABE MURDER CASE: Drama At Court, Ssebuufu Co-Accused Furious With Him, Why Are You Playing Delaying Tactics While We Are Rotting In Luzira Cells

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Kampala High Court Criminal Division experienced unpaid drama when Shaban Oddutu alias Golola cut wires inside the court room over the frequent adjournment and tactics to delay the ruling of the murder case where he is charged with his boss pine car bond tycoon Muhammad Ssebuufu and seven others.

Golola, a former body guard to Ssebuufu, is charged with mercilessly aiding the killing city businesswoman Donah Katushabe at pine car bond along Lumumba Avenue in Kampala.

While at court, Golola started by furiously pointing fingers to his former boss Ssebuufu and his lawyers for playing delaying tactics while he is rotting in Luzira Maximum prison.

“This is too much, we are tired of these delaying tactics, we have families also like you and lovers, but why you do this to us? You’re doing these things because you are out of prison. We deserve justice also,” Golola was heard complaining.

When he started raising his voice, prison officers immediately swung into action and put him on handcuffs, they ordered him to sit down but he kept on complaining to his boss who is out of prison on bail.

His friend Yoweri Kitayimbwa who is also still in Luzira wondered why Ssebuufu and his lawyers led by Evans Ochange and Robert Irumba pray for adjournments even when the matter they are laying on is not crucial.

Ssebuufu who first ignored them later came close to them and started pleading with them to calm down. He assured them that their lawyers were handling the matter sensitively. “It’s not us who don’t want to proceed with the case, I’m also tired of coming here always, cool down,” Ssebuufu pleaded with Golola.

When he realized that the press was picking interest in what was going on, he resorted to whispering into his ear.

Other Co-accused like Phillip Mirambe, Tasingika  and others joined Ssebuufu and pleaded with Golola and Kitayimbwa. Before Golola’s hostility, the presiding judge Flavia Senoga was the first to turn tables on Ssebuufu’s lawyers who were not obliging with her orders.

The judge told Ochange  and Irumba who were preparing to submit their defense  that they should remember that they agreed during the last hearing that they will file their defense for the accused person number one. The judge said that both lawyers from the prosecution and the defense agreed that this will help her to record properly the evidence.

This means that Ochange was supposed to submit Ssebuufu’s defense since he is the accused person number one on the charge sheet. “But counsel, I’m tired of you people, I don’t know what you are after, we agreed the other time that you start your defense with the first accused person up to the last, why do you now want to change it. I am not going to change my record if you don’t want to proceed tell me and I adjourn this matter, I’m tired of you please,” a furious Ssenoga noted.

Ssenoga lost her calmness and ordered her clerk to ring the bell, she later walked out of the court in anger.

State prosecutors also showed their dissatisfaction at Ochange’s action of delaying the trial. Ojok asked Ochange and Irumba to follow him to judge Ssenoga’s chambers so that they can plead with her.

When they come back, they told journalist that they have agreed to give the defense lawyers more time to prepare their defense because it seems they were not prepared.

Ojok said that the case was adjourned to 4th December 2018.  This was not the first time that prosecution, witnesses, court attenders and the judge were complaining about Ssebuufu’s lawyer’s actions of playing delaying tactics, one time the judge threatened to quit the case over the same games played by Ssebuufu’s lawyer.

The state alleges that in 2015, Ssebuufu and his co-accused murdered Betty Katushabe at Pine car bond after kidnapping her from her home in Bwebajja Wakiso for failing to pay Ssebuufu a balance of Shs 9 million on the Toyota Premio vehicle she purchased from his pine car bond.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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I Warned Him Not To Call, Smile Or Flirt With Other Girls- Woman Cuts Off Boyfriend’s Penis

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Police in Mukono has arrested Rehema Mahayana 24 for allegedly cutting off her boyfriend’s penis.
Rehema told police she waited until her boyfriend Anthony Sekawa 28, had fallen asleep then cut off his manhood with a 4-inch knife.
Sekawa told police that he got into a fight with Rehema as he was trying to save his life because the she never stopped at taking his whopper but she also tried to slit his throat.
Sekawa was later saved by his neighbours who heard him shout because of the pain after his penis had been detached.
Upon arrest, Rehema told police that she had recently discovered her boyfriend was seeing different girls at a brothel located in Wantoni Mukono District and hatched the revenge plot against Sekawa.
“I discovered that he was secretly going out and flirting with other girls at different bars. This made me very angry. I was full of anger inside and couldn’t relax,” she narrated.
Sekawa was rushed to Namirembe Hospital for treatment while Kabayana was arrested and held in custody over the attack.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed that Mukono Police had received an emergency call about a man’s penis being cut off with a knife and responded so fast.
Owoyesigyire said that police arrived along with rescue staff and found the man severely injured and was rushed to hospital.
Detectives have discovered that the two had longtime relationship misunderstandings and that the suspect had on several occasions demanded he ceases contact with any other women, including not talking to them, answering their calls or even smiling at them which he however declined to adhere to.
The victim told police that he loved his girlfriend and believed she maimed his manhood in a grizzly bid to make sure he did not stray looking for other women.

 

By KMP

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THANK YOU UPDF: Men Who Tortured DP Man Were Sent By Enemies Within To Tarnish The Name Of NRM Govt – Minister Tumwebaze

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The Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze has said that the five security officers who tortured and brutally arrested Yusuf Kawooya on Thursday in broad day light were enemy collaborators.

Thrugh his twitter handle, Tumwebaze says that their key mission was to tarnish the name of the current regime in power and give credence to the anti- government propaganda.

He thanked the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) leadership for tracing and bringing the culprits to book.

“I thank the leadership of UPDF for tracing & bringing to book those characters. I insist those fellows must be enemy-collaborators plotting within to tarnish the name of NRM & give credence to anti-govt propaganda. Let’s be aware & expose enemy agents,” he tweeted.

Yesterday, the army court arrested and charged the five operatives. They pleaded guilty to the offences and asked for a lighter sentence.

On Thursday afternoon, at the junction between Colville Street and Portal Avenue adjacent to Theatre Labonita and Christ The King Church, at around 01:20pm, five security operatives armed with guns brutally arrested a one Yusuf Kawooya and tossed him into a waiting PSV Matatu Reg. No. UAF 325S.

Yusuf Kawooya, the man in the video is aged 43 and resident of Bulamu Village in Gayaza. Kawooya is said to be butcher in Kitintale, a Kampala suburb and also a political activist who is a member of the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD).

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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PICTURES: Gun Wielding Security Operatives Who Tortured Kawooya In Broad Day Light Arrested And Charged In Military Court

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Five security operatives who tortured Yusuf Kawooya on Thursday along Colville Street in Kampala have been arrested and charged in the military court martial.
The army paraded them but did not give details regarding the charges they are going to face.

Their prosecution was effected vide case number UDC/041/18 Uganda vs Cpl Ssenkungu Daniel and others.

On Thursday afternoon, at the junction between Colville Street and Portal Avenue adjacent to Theatre Labonita and Christ The King Church, at around 01:20pm, five security operatives armed with guns brutally arrested a one Yusuf Kawooya and tossed him into a waiting PSV Matatu Reg. No. UAF 325S.

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