Catholic brother murder suspect remanded to Luzira

Thursday July 18 2019

Kyambogo University student (red T-shirt)

Kyambogo University student (red T-shirt) charged with murder of a Catholic brother. Photo by Ruth Anderah  

By URN

Court on Thursday remanded Mr Robert Asiimwe to Luzira Prison for allegedly murdering a catholic brother, Norbert Emmanuel Mugarura.
Asiimwe appeared before Nakawa Court Grade One Magistrate Fionah Angura, who remanded him until July 29, 2019 when he will return to court for further mention of the charges he is facing.
Prosecution alleges that Asiimwe on July, 2, 2019 at Banda B9 Zone in Nakawa Division, Kampala District with malice aforethought caused the death of Norbert Emmanuel Mugarura.

The Magistrate, however, advised Asiimwe not to take plea to the charges arguing that they are capital in nature and can only be tried in High Court.

The State Prosecutor Justine Feni told court that investigations into the matter are incomplete and asked court to remand the suspect.

Asiimwe was arrested two weeks ago by police in Banda following a tip off from a special hire garbage collector who had reportedly been hired by Asiimwe to carry some rubbish.

According to police, the rubbish which was at Asiimwe's home was the body of Mugarura, which was wrapped in a blue tarpaulin.

It is also alleged that Asiimwe recorded a statement admitting that he killed Mugarura in self-defence because the deceased was driving him into sexual acts.

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The Special Investigations Department of Police has since taken over the investigations into this matter.

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