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Man who plotted acid attack on Kampala city lawyer remanded

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A man said to be involved in a second acid attack against city lawyer David Tebusweke Mayinja last month, has been arraigned before Buganda Road Court and charged with conspiracy to murder and attempting to commit a felony.

Nuhu Isha a driver and resident of Janda-Namugongo in Kira Municipality-Wakiso District is jointly charged with a one Haji Kaboggoza Mutwalibu also key suspect, who has been issued with a warrant of arrest, after prosecution informed court that he was released on police bond yesterday while the case file was sanctioned by DPP, friday morning.

Presiding Senior Principal Grade One Magistrate Charles Yeteise wondered how the prosecution could allow the registration of the same file to be handled by court when all the suspects are not in police custody.

Magistrate Yeteise then cautioned State Prosecutor Emily Ninsiima not to repeat this again as it’s only intended to waste court’s time and valuable resources.

Nuhu was then remanded to Luzira Prison till March 16, 2018, after denying the charges, and as investigations into his case continue.

Court heard that in February this year between Kampala and Wakiso, Nuhu together with Haji Mutwalibu and others still at large conspired to kill Lawyer David Tebusweke Mayinja using acid.

According to Lawyer Tebusweke, he is representing an 82-year-old client who sued the accused Haji Kaboggoza of fraudulently taking his land located in Kyaliwajjala Namugongo measuring 25acres.

The case is on going before the Kampala High Court’s Land Division.

The first acid attack that the said lawyer survived though with grave injuries was in 2009.

Now the arrest of Nuhu and Haji Kaboggoza, followed the hit man who had been hired to pour acid on the said lawyer to implicate them.

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