Magistrate’s court in Mbarara has issued a warrant of arrest to a joint anti-terrorism Officer under CMI Sargent Denis Bataringaya alleged to have been in connection with an acid attack to councilor Amos Katurebe of Nyamityobora ward.
This came after the state Attorney Anthony Kurigishule told court that on 19th January this year he summoned Bataringaya for interrogations but was in vain.
Kurigishule however asked court to issue a warrant of arrest to Sargent Bataringaya and brought to court to ease investigations into the matter.
In his ruling grade one magistrate Samuel Twakire concurred with the state attorney and ordered for Bataringaya’s arrest.
Twakire however set 14th of this month as a ruling date on bail application on one of the suspects and 28th of this month for the case hearing.
Denis Bataringaya is a young brother to Bonny Tashobya the Mbarara municipality speaker who is on court bail and 3 others who are accused of an acid attack on Mbarara municipality councillor.
The others Emanuel Mbine 22, a crime preventer in Katojo cell, Nyakayojo, Mbarara district, and Don Kizitto Baryayesima of Ishongoro town council are currently in prison.
Another suspect Geoffrey Sali 28, of Bukoto in Kampala is serving a 20-year jail term after he was convicted for his role in this case.
The incident occurred on the night of 8th November 2017 at Kirembe in Mbarara Municipality when the Nyamityobora ward Councillor was heading home. The attack left Katureebe severely burnt and was rushed to Mbarara Hospital before being referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for further management.
The victim has since then lost his ability to talk or walk