Kampala: Buganda Road magistrate’s court has set July 30 as the day it will deliver its ruling over allegation of torture of the suspects that were arrested in relation to the murder of Susan Magara.
The suspects were arrested in April from Usafi Mosque in operation that was conducted by a joint force of Police, Uganda people’s Defence force (UPDF) and Chieftaincy Military Intelligence (CMI) after receiving information zeroing them to the murder of Ms. Magara among other illicit activities.
Appearing before Grade one magistrate Robert Mukanza, suspects through lawyer Abdul Hakim Lubega lounged in their application complaining of torture, grievance harm inflicted on their bodies, and degrading acts committed against them done by security officers in prison wards.
He asked the president Judge to refer his clients to an independent organisation African Centre for Torture victims for examination.
However prosecution led by Patricia Cingitho told asked for adjournment of the matter saying police is still investigating the matter and within few weeks substantial evidence pinning suspects will be introduced for their commission to high court.
The suspects include: Yusuf Lubega, Hussein Wasswa, Muzamiru Ssali, Hajara Nakandi, Abubaker Kyewolwa, Mahad Kasalita an Imam at Usafi Mosque, Hassan Kato Miiro, Musa Abbas Buwembo and Ismail Bukenya.
Ms. Magara, 28, was in February kidnapped by unknown assailants on her way home in Lungujja, Lubaga Division, tortured for three weeks and killed after her agonizing family paid ransom of over Shs700 million.