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High Court grants Sebuwufu bail


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.

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