Police Constables Skip Court for Second Time

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Sam Omara, the Field Force Unit Administrator told URN that the police management has already directed the constable to appear before court and cant go on following them.

Four police constables summoned to appear before the Lugazi Grade One Magistrate, Aisha Nabukeera for manslaughter this morning were no show.  



They are Police constables David Wasswa, Owiny Kibul, Patrick Obor and Benson Odaga, all attached to the Field Force Unit-FFU.

 
The four are wanted in connection to the death of Dick Wasswa, a resident of Kigaya Golomola in Najja Sub County in Buikwe district. 



The suspects are said to have killed Wasswa while protecting 85 acres of land belonging to Buganda kingdom that the Water State Minister, Ronald Kibuule allegedly acquired illegally from a care taker.

 
The constables were charged with manslaughter contrary to section 187 of the penal code Act. On December 5th 2018, Aisha Nabukeera, the Lugazi Grade one magistrate issued arrest warrants for the constables.  However, ever since the magistrate issued the arrest warrants, the suspects have been produced in court.
 

On Monday morning, Wasswa's widow, Christine Sanyu Nassali appeared at Lugazi court but the Chief Magistrate, Grace Mutonyi and suspects were nowhere to be seen. 



Nassali told court that she is worried that the constables may never appear since they have never been arrested since court ordered their arrest.

 
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Sam Omara, the Field Force Unit Administrator told URN that the police management has already directed the constable to appear before court and can't go on following them.


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The dispute of Kigaya Golomola land in Buikwe went up to the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Land Commission, which summoned to Kibuule to explain how he obtained the disputed land.