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DPP kicks out sex abuse case

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By BETTY NDAGIRE

Posted  Thursday, December 19  2013 at  02:00

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Mr Zhengjun, who is facing charges of aggravated defilement and trafficking of children, was in July jointly charged with a Ugandan woman, Faith Orlando alias Lumbazi, a shop attendant in a Kampala suburb.

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Kampala- The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has discontinued the case against a fugitive Chinese national who is accused of trafficking children and sexually molesting them.

Mr Mike Chibita decided to drop the charges against Yang Zhengjun on grounds that the police has not arrested him to face the law.

However, he indicated that the trial would be reinstated once Mr Zhengjun is arrested.

Mr Zhengjun, who is facing charges of aggravated defilement and trafficking of children, was in July jointly charged with a Ugandan woman, Faith Orlando alias Lumbazi, a shop attendant in a Kampala suburb.

Mr Zhengjun was granted bail after presenting two sureties. He paid bail fee of Shs100 milion cash and was expected back in court on August 1, but he did not show up.
Police issued an arrest warrant for him in August and also asked Interpol to join the hunt but they are yet to apprehend him five months down the road.

His two sureties, who are Ugandan nationals, have also disappeared. Ms Orlando was also released on bail yesterday by the Deputy Registrar of High Court, Mr Tom Chemutai.

bndagire@ug.nationmedia.com