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Kampala High Court Judge, Wilson Kwesiga has acquitted three people of murder charges that were leveled against them following recent sporadic killing of women in Entebbe and Wakiso district.

Ivan Katongole, a businessman dealing in fish maws at Kasenyi landing site in Katabi town council in Wakiso District, Andrew Kizito and Hellen Nabaggala have been on trial over the murder of one Rose Nakimuli, a hairdresser in Entebbe, Wakiso District.

The three were arrested early in 2017and tried before Entebbe magistrates Court before being committed to high Court in May that same year. Prosecution averred that on 24th July, 2017 at Kitara LC1 zone in Katabi Town Council that trio and others on t run killed one Rose Nakimuli.

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In the recent spate of murders, over 23 women were first raped, tortured, suffocated and dumped in various areas of Nansana, Wakiso, Entebbe and Katabi.

Appearing before justice Kwesiga, the three were acquitted of all charges after seven prosecution witnesses failed to link the trio to the murder Nakimuli.

He ruled that police failed in its investigation role and blamed DPP’s offices for charging suspects continuing with the cases yet knowing that they have no evidences.

He said prosecution acted in bad faith because they knew they had no evidence to pin suspects but went ahead and charged them with the offences which was a wastage of time and resources