Thursday April 10 2014

No witness as trial of Attorney General ‘speech grabber’ aborts

Lawyer Andrew Karamagi with Ms Sanyu Enelopi, also a lawyer

Lawyer Andrew Karamagi with Ms Sanyu Enelopi, also a lawyer, at Buganda Road Court yesterday after his trial failed to take off. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa 


KAMPALA- The trial of a lawyer accused of grabbing the Attorney General (AG) Peter Nyombi’s written speech, failed to take off at Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday, due to lack of witnesses.

Prosecutor Edward Muhumuza informed the trial magistrate, Mr Simon Kintu, that there was no State witness in court to testify against the suspect, Mr Andrew Karamagi.
The case had come up for hearing. Mr Karamagi is charged with being a nuisance.

The magistrate adjourned the case to May 25 and issued summons to the prosecution witnesses to appear in court.

Prosecution alleges that on January 31 at the High Court in Kampala, Mr Karamagi, without lawful authority, grabbed a written speech from Mr Nyombi, thereby causing annoyance to the government’s chief legal adviser.

The prosecution alleges that Mr Karamagi’s conduct was an inconvenience to the public who were listening to the Attorney General’s speech.
Mr Karamagi was arrested by police and later charged, but released on a cash bail of Shs1 million.