An operative of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence is on remand in Kyamugorani Government Prison in Mbarara District in connection with an acid attack on a municipal councillor. Sergeant Denis Bataringaya was on Monday remanded by Mbarara Grade one Magistrates Court for allegedly pouring acid on Mbarara Municipality councillor Amos Katureebe
Sergeant Denis Bataringaya was on Monday remanded by Mbarara Grade one Magistrates Court for allegedly pouring acid on Mbarara Municipality councillor Amos Katureebe
The attack left Katureebe, the Nyamityobora Ward Councillor, severely burnt. The incident took place in Kirembe village in Mbarara Municipality.
The councillor was attacked by people who poured acid on the upper part of his body mainly targeting the head on November 8, 2017. Katureebe was rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and has since been referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for further management.
Court Concurred with State Attorney Caroline Kesubi that Bataringaya has been on the run since last year and there was no assurance that he would return to court for trial once granted bail.
The same court also extended bail for Bonny Tashobya, the Mbarara Municipality Speaker who is accused of having a hand in the same case.
Tashobya who is out on bail is being accused together with 22-year-old man only identified as Mbaine, a crime preventer in Katojo, Nyakayojo division, Mbarara district and Don Kizito Baryayesima of Ishongororo town council who are remanded at Kyamugoranyi government prison.
Court set the April 30 when court will start hearing their case.
Geoffrey Sali, 28, an accomplice in the case is already serving a 20-year-jail term. He was convicted after pleading guilty to the offence.
The victim of the attack has since lost his sight and struggles to speak.