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Seven more charged over Kaweesi murder

FILE PHOTO: The first batch of Kaweesi murder suspects in court. PHOTO @MICOH

Seven more suspects in the murder of  former police spokesman AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi were on Thursday brought to court while  Grade one magistrate Noah Sajjabi also issued production warrants for two others. That brings the number of suspects to 22, as 13 were been produced in court earlier.

The suspects have  faced charges of  murder,  terrorism and aggravated robbery.

Prosecution led by Rachael Nabwire states  that the the suspects on the  morning of March 17, 2017 at Kulambiro within Kampala district shot dead AIGP Felix Kaweesi, his body guard  Kenneth Erau and his driver  Godfrey Wambewo.

The accused were  not been allowed to plead to the charges which are only triable and bailable by the High Court. Magistrate Sajjabi has remanded them to Luzira prison until the May 18, 2017 as  inquiries into their case continue.

Last week, the first batch of 13 arrested in connection to the murder of Kaweesi were produced before Nakawa Magistrate court amidst tight security. They were  further remanded to Luzira prison until May 18 as inquiries into their case continues.

The suspects pleaded  to court about torture in detention, no medication or food in their detention. They were in tears, limping, some without shirts and bruised which led to their relatives who were in court bursting into tears.

They asked presiding Grade 1 Magistrate Noah Ssajabi that they be removed from Nalufenya Police Cells and be transferred to Luzira prison, which prayer the magistrate granted, adding that he had no jurisdiction to address their plight.

Police later issued a statement denying they had been tortured.

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