KAMPALA – The Grade One Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis has on November 6, given the state two days in which to amend the charge sheet in the case where six FDC supporters are accused of attacking a magistrate.
The group that includes Simon Wanyera, Abdullah Waiswa, Augustine Ojobile, Joel Kabali, Moses Katumba and Fatuma Abenabyo had appeared in court for the hearing of their case in which they are facing a charge of inciting violence.
However, the prosecution led by Ms Miriam Njuki asked the court for an adjournment in order to amend the charge sheet which she said she had realized was fake after the suspects objected to being charged with the charges they said were not proper in law.
The group through their lawyer had stated that the charges against them were badly written in law because they don’t clearly state the offenses as they are written in the laws of the country.
“I realized it was fake and only needs to be amended, however, nothing much will be done but just stating the particular violence act that was done against the magistrate and also taking away the duplicity for the rest of the counts,” Ms Njuki submitted.
The trial magistrate Ms Amabilis concurred with her and ordered that she reports this Friday with an amended draft of the charge sheet.
The prosecution alleges that the group while at Buganda Road Court incited court to do an act of violence against her worship Gladys Kamasanyu, a Magistrate at the same court whom they showed disrespect by abusing her. The State further contends that the accused reportedly threw a bottle of mineral water at the same presiding magistrate.
The group that is charged on five separate files is also accused of damaging or destroying the garret pinpoint PD 6500 Walkthrough the detector machine which was a court property put on the entrance on the day the crime was committed.