Hearing Of Scribe’s Assault Case Flops

Hearing of the case in which former Old Kampala DPC Joram Tumwesigye is accused of assaulting television journalist Andrew Lwanga has flopped due to absence of a trial magistrate.

The matter had come for hearing from prosecution witnesses, however the state prosecutor Patricia Chingtho informed Buganda Road court grade one magistrate Marion Mangeni that the trial magistrate James Ereemye was handling special matters at the Nakawa court thereby asking for an adjournment.

Tonny Kirabira one of Lwanga’s lawyers has informed the press that they were ready to proceed since some of the exhibits which had gone missing were recovered.

Hearing has now been pushed to 7th June 2016.

Prosecution alleges that on January 12 2015 while at Namirembe Road Joram assaulted Andrew Lwanga with an electric cable causing bodily harm as well as damaging his video camera.

Story By Ruth Anderah