Thursday, September 30, 2010

Six charged over murdered journalist

Rakai, 30th/September/2010; Court in Rakai district has committed six murder suspects to the Masaka high court.

The Grade II Magistrate in Kalisizo court Charles Lutaaya committed Katumba Geoffrey, Lubega Joseph, Misango Peter, Kalveeri Mulokole, Jjunju Ibrahim, Buberwa Siraje and Kawooya Fred to the Masaka High Court.

The six are facing trial over the brutal murder of a Masaka-based Top Radio reporter Paul Kiggundu who was mobbed to death by commercial motorcyclists on 11th/09/2010 when he was covering the demolition of the garden and homestead of a suspected robber Kagayi Frank, who they accused of robbery and the murder of their colleague Ssengooba Eddy who had been their chairman at FINCA stage in Ntovu, Kasaali subcounty in Kyotera district in the Southern Part of Uganda.

They did not enter any plea due to the capital nature of the case which is only tried by the High Court. He remanded them to prison until 13th/Oct/2010.

“As the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), we welcome the action of bringing the suspected murderers to book. But we feel that enough has not yet been done as more suspects are still at large. So the Police should move fast to make more arrests and in prosecuting the case”. HRNJ-Uganda board chairman Robert Ssempala said.

For more information contact;
Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)
Kivebulaya Road, Mengo- Bulange, Kampala Opp. St. Marcelino Preparatory School
Tel: +256-414-667627 / +256-701-810079

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