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Court to hear DPC Mwesigye’s defence over assaulting scribe

TV shot from the incident

Buganda Road Court will on Wednesday hear the defence of former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye, accused of assaulting a WBS TV journalist Andrew Lwanga. Lwanga sustained spinal injuries from the said assault and he is walking on crutches.

Last month Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu ruled that Mwesigye had a case to answer basing on the evidence of six prosecution witnesses presented, and ordered that he should respond to the allegation.

Mwesigye is supposed to answer to three counts including assault occasioning actual bodily harm
and two counts of malicious damage to property.

It is alleged that on January 12, 2015 along Namirembe Road and Bakuli in Kampala, Mwesigye unlawfully assaulted Lwanga and damaged his video camera, plus that of another Bukedde TV journalist Joseph Ssetimba.

The two journalists had been assigned to cover a peaceful demonstration of jobless youths who were marching to IGP’s office to present a petition.

Mwesigye is out on bail.

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