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Former DPC convicted for battering journalist

Mwesigye in court as Judge read out sentence.

Former Old Kampala Police Division Commander Joram Mugume has been ordered to pay a fine of Shs1m or face a one year jail sentence for assaulting WBS journalist Andrew Lwanga. Buganda Road Court Grade One magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu said court took into consideration the hospital bills worth Shs11m footed by State House and the Police. Mwesigye was directed to pay Lwanga within a month. “Considering the nature of the convict before court, I find the sentence of a fine appropriate because he was suspended from the police force and he is not getting a salary,” she ruled. Mugume was acquitted on two counts of malicious damage of property. Video footage played in court showed that on Jan 12 2015 while pursuing a group of protestors along Namiremebe road in Kampala.

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