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DPP opposes bail for Katumba Wamala shooting suspect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Public Prosecution-DPP has asked the High Court Criminal Division to deny bail to one of the suspects charged with the murder of the daughter and driver to the Works and Transport Minister General Katumba Wamala. It is alleged that Sheikh Yusuf Siraji …

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DPP advises police to release suspects on minor cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Frances Abodo has advised police to release on bond all suspects arrested for minor offences. This is part of the standard operating procedures-SOPs for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution-DPP during the second wave of the coronavirus …

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DPP asks court to uphold Ssebuwufu’s jail term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Public Prosecutions-DPP has asked the Court of Appeal to uphold the 40-year jail term that was handed to the proprietor of Pine Car bond Muhammad Ssebuwufu for the murder of businesswoman Betty Donah Katusabe. Ssebuwufu was in 2019 convicted by the Retired …

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DPP launches more child friendly rooms in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has launched three child friendly rooms in the districts of Kabale, Mbarara, and Masaka to serve as reception and holding spaces for child victims and witnesses before their appearance in court. Previously, judges and magistrates in the three districts used …

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25 Ugandans on Interpol red notice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police has said at least 25 Ugandans are on the red list of International Criminal Police Organization- Interpol for committing transnational crimes. Charles Birungi, the acting director Uganda National Central Bureau commonly known as Interpol-Uganda told Uganda Radio Network (URN) in an exclusive interview …

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DPP withdraws defilement case against teenage girl

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | She was barely 17 years old when she went to work to pay a school fees debt after sitting her O level exams. Instead, when she asked for her pay after one month, she was arrested and charged with defiling a 4 year old boy in …

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Court dismisses sectarianism charges against city businessman Kalungi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrates Court has dismissed charges of promoting sectarianism against city businessman Moses Kalungi Kirumira commonly known as Bill Gates. Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu dismissed the charges saying that Kalungi was arraigned in court on the charges that had not …

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Corruption is hampering implementation of asset recovery – DPP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High corruption levels, difficult systems and poor sensitization are hampering the implementation of asset recovery, officials in the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) have revealed. Asset recovery is a legally ordered process of seizing assets, property, or money that has been associated with criminal activity. In …

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