High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene has Friday afternoon granted bail to Muhammad Sebuwufu, the key suspect in the alleged murder of a Kampala businesswoman Donah Betty Katushabe.
Justice Musene ordered Sebuwufu to pay sh10 million cash and deposit his passport with court as condition for his bail release.
The judge said the court had on Thursday set a precedent by granting policeman Aron Baguma bail after just 10 days on remand. He said therefore there is no way it could refuse to release on bail his co-accused Sebuwufu who had also met the necessary requirements for a second time and spent 11 months on remand.
Baguma and Sebuwufu were detained for allegedly conspiring with eight other people to kidnap murder and rob businesswoman Katushabe at Pine Car Bond on Lumumba Avenue in Kampala in October 2015.
Sebuwufu has been ordered to report to the High Court criminal registrar once a month until the case that is set to for hearing on the October 7, 2016 is disposed off.
Sebuwufu through his lawyer Peter Nsibambi Kimange presented the sureties, who are his uncle, also secretary for Da’waah (Islamic Propagation) and spokesperson of the Kibuli Muslim faction Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte, presidential advisor on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi plus his brother in-law Hajji Kironde Abdul-Karim.
Sebuwufu shed tears of joy while the bereaved family expressed disappointment in court granting Baguma and Sebuwufu bail.