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No evidence: Pine car bond murder case adjourned

Suspect Mohammed Ssebuufu and the late Katushabe. The case has been adjourned following the closure of the police’s Cyber Crime Office which happens to contain exhibits.(FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA– High Court judge Flavia Anglin Ssenoga has July 17 been requested to adjourn a case in which Pine car bond proprietor Mohammed Ssebuufu is accused of torturing Betty Donah Katushabe, a business woman to death

This followed the Principal State Attorney Alex Ojok’s information to the court that they could not go on with the case due to the closure of the police’s Cyber Crime Office that contains exhibits.

“Your honor I request for a two Weeks adjournment because I am unable to conclude the case without the Cyber Report and Exhibits that were retrieved in the alleged murder of Katushabe,” said Ojok.

Ojok offered in Court a letter dated today July 17, written by the DPP Mike Chibita, to the Police’s Director Criminal Investigation Directorate and copied to the IGP, informing them that Ssebuwufu’s case is currently under hearing and that the said exhibits locked in the office of one of the arrested Senior Officer, should be availed.

According to DPP’s letter, the exhibits’ office has been locked for a month now.

Justice Ssenoga has now adjourned the case to August 7th and 9th, with hope that the Director of Public Prosecution will have put his house in order.

Ssebuwufu had come to hear the evidence of the officer who investigated his case and also the last prosecution’s witness.

Ssebuwufu and six others are charged for the alleged murder of businesswoman, Katushabe who was tortured to death at Pine car bond in Kampala in October 2015 for failing to pay a balance of Shs 9m for a car she had earlier bought.

The group is charged with aggravated robbery of Katushabe’s mobile phones worth 300,000shs.

 

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