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“You have a case to answer” Chief Magistrate Rules in Acid Attack Case

Mbarara. Court in Mbarara presided over by the Chief Magistrate Samuel Twakiire has on Wednesday this week ruled that the accused in Acid Attack of Mbarara councilor have a case to answer in court due to the submitted evidence by various witnesses.

According to Twakiire the accused suspects led by the Mbarara municipal Speaker Bonny Tashobya who is out on bail and his co-accused including his brother Denis Bataringaya (Boy D), Don Kizito and Emmanuel Mbiine have a case to answer in the case they are accused of pouring acid to councilor Amos Katurebe of Mbarara Municipal Council.

Twakiire made this ruling during a court session where the all accused persons appeared in court after the Francis Kabera, an Airtel Telecom employee as a witness to give his account of how the telephone records place the accused to the crime scene.

Speaker Tashobya right, Don Kizito, Emmanuel Mbiine and Denis Bataringa with their Lawyer Patrick Rutembana in Court on Wednesday this week

When Kabera finished giving his witness, the chief magistrate Twakiire immediately adjourned the case to 12th of September 2018 when the case will come up again for mention.

Some of the accused like Emmanuel Mbiine and Don Kizito have been remanded in prison for more than 8 months including Bataringaya who has also spent some months in prison also on remand.

During the process of hearing the witnesses, many had testified pinning the accused especially speaker Tashobya and his fellow accused suspects that they are the very persons that burnt councilor Katurebe with acid when he was entering his home, according to the conflicts that was between speaker Tashobya and Katurebe in their council. Katurebe is currently said to have lost eye sight which was affected by the acid that was poured on him on 8th November 2017. And he is currently at his home in Mbarara waiting what may come out of his case.

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