Prince Kijanangoma’s lawyer attacks police over delayed investigations

Friday April 24 2015


KABAROLE- The Chief Magistrates Court in Fort Portal on Tuesday pushed hearing of the case in which Prince David Kijanangoma is accused of criminal trespass to May 19 due to delay by police to conclude investigations.

His lawyer, Mr Victor Businge, said the slow pace delays the Prince’s justice as well as plans.

“My client needs justice, we are organising for the coronation of my client and this delay may be used as a stepping stone to arrest him when the event is about to take place, I ask court to give nearby dates and then the case be concluded on time to give my client enough time to prepare for his coronation,” said Mr Businge.

He added: “Police are reckless, how do they submit a file which is incomplete, they deny Ugandans justice and this needs to be addressed by the relevant authorities.”
Mr Businge further stated that police are aiding malicious prosecution by faulting Prince Kijanangoma for entering his grandfather’s home.

The court presided over by Samuel Emokol gave police 30 days to have produced the necessary information in the matter or the case will be dismissed.

Prince Kijanangoma appeared before the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Fort Portal on March 24 and pleaded not guilty to the criminal trespass charges. He was released on cash bail of Shs1 million.