LDC Court Pushes Anti-Diana Atwine Protest Case To 11th January 2022

LDC Court Pushes Anti-Diana Atwine Protest Case To 11th January 2022

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By Felix Oketcho

The Law Development Center Magistrate’s court has pushed to 11th January 2022 the case in which two people are accused of inciting violence against the Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr.Diana Atwine.

Augustine Ojobile and Sharif Kawooya were arrested in August from Kasubi and Kawempe respectively on accusations of dropping a casket and demanding the immediate resignation of Atwine after accusing her of mishandling Covid-19 funds.

The coffin had placards with wordings such as “COVID-19 is not a profit venture.” In September, the two suspects were released on bail.

Today Thursday, state attorney Joy Apolot told court that the state still needs more time to carry out investigations into the case. She requested an adjournment until investigations are completed.

However, Ojobile and Kawooya decried the delayed hearing of the case. Ojobile also told the court that Kawempe police confiscated his phone worth Shs 600,000 when got arrested. He asked the court to order the police to return the phone.

But Apolot advised the accused to make a formal complaint with proof that the phone was taken. Justice Alule Augustine, the LDC Court magistrate adjourned the case to January 11 and ordered the prosecution to expedite the investigations.

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