Court to Rule on Human Sacrifice Suspect, Kajubi Bail Reapplication on June 25th
June 19, 2009
Masaka High Judge, Moses Mukiibi is to rule on bail reapplication of city businessman Godfrey Kato Kajjubi on June 25.
Kajjubi accused of hiring a witch doctor to sacrifice 12 year old Joseph Kasirye, is still seeking bail on grounds of his ill health and advanced age.
His lawyer Karen Alaka told court today that Kajubi's conditions have deteriorated due to the worsening chronic ulcers because he has failed to access proper medication in Masaka central prison.
Alaka has reasoned that his client Kajubi was recently admitted to Masaka regional referral passing bloody stool indicating the worsening chronic ulcers. Alaka claimed that Kajubi's doctor advised him to be monitored closely and to get drugs which can not be readily available.
Alaka has also argued that at 53 years Kajubi is of advanced age and can not jump bail since he handed himself to police and he has been on remand in Masaka central prison for more than seven months.
Alaka presented to court three sureties including Steven Mugga, Daniel Muntu and Robert Mwebe for Kajjubi's bail all his business associates. Kajjubi has also surrendered to court the land title of his Bunga residence as commitment that he will not escape if he is granted bail.
But Jennifer Ampaire, the Masaka resident state attorney is opposed to Kajjubi's bail reapplications saying that the suspect has presented non substantial sureties and that he has failed to present documentary evidence detailing how grave his conditions are. Ampaire has told court that is the three sureties presented are employees at several of Kajjubi's real estates in Bunga and Makerere hostel. Ampaire explained that all the sureties do not have financial independence since they are all employed by the suspect which is unlawful.
Justice Mukiibi adjourned the case to 25th June when he will deliver his ruling on Kajjubi's bail applications. Justice Mukiibi has said that he needs to look at both sides critically before he gives his final position on the matter.
This is Kajubi's second attempt to secure bail from prison having failed to prove to court beyond reasonable doubt that he was of advanced age in February this year. Kajjubi failed to provide documentary evidence to show that he was suffering from chronic ulcers.
Kajjubi's co-accused Umar Kateregga and his Tanzanian Wife- Mariam Nabukeera did appear in court today. The two allegedly sacrificed Joseph Kasirye on 27th October 2008 at Kayugi village in Mukungwe Sub County. They sold his head and private parts to Kajubi, who allegedly promised them 15million shillings though he only gave them 350,000 shillings.
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