Asian businessman remanded over assault

Court has remanded Vitran Sing, an Asian businessman over assault. (FILE PHOTO)

LIRA- The Lira Chief Magistrate’s Court has remanded an Asian businessman to Lira Central Prison for allegedly assaulting a woman.

Mr Vitran Sing, 25, a resident of Lira Town, is accused of assaulting Ms Loy Arao, a resident of Ojwina Division, Lira Municipality on the 24th of October 2018, causing her body harm.

Appearing before Magistrate Iga Adiru on Wednesday, the accused pleaded not guilty of the offence.

According to prosecution, the investigation into the case are complete and only waiting for the date to be fixed for the hearing.

However, the court could not grant the accused bail since it was past working hours and therefore, he was remanded till Friday, November 2, 2018, when he will reappear for his bail application.

In August, Buganda Road court remanded to Luzira Prisons a 69-year-old US National on charges of assaulting a hotel employee.

Jimmy Taylor appeared before Buganda Road court Grade one magistrate Robert Mukanza but he could not plead to the charge because there was no state prosecutor in court.

“I remand you to Luzira Prisons until when the state attorney will be around,” he ordered.

Prosecution states that Taylor, a resident of Arkansas in the USA, unlawfully assaulted Ssamanya and caused body harm to him on August 17, 2018, at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala.

Taylor’s video while assaulting (slapping) Francis Ssamanya at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala went viral on social media networks.

In the video that was captured by CCTV cameras, Tylor was seen smashing a glass and going after Ssamanya while murmuring that he (Ssamanya) does not like Jesus and therefore he doesn’t like him (Taylor).

At that moment, Ssamanya’s colleagues were seen in the video intervening to separate the two before Taylor could do more harm.





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