The lawyer of key suspect in the murder case of Susan Magara, Patrick Agaba Kasaija wants his client scrapped off the charge sheet.
Kasaija is currently held in South Africa awaiting extradition to Uganda for kidnapping with intention to seek ransom and allegedly murdering Magara, the cashier of Bwendeiro dairy farm in February this year.
Magara was kidnapped and murdered about three weeks after her captors failed to secure a $1m ransom from her family.
The other suspects are; Abas Buvumbo: Yusuf Lubega, Hussein Wasswa, Muzamiru Ssali, Hassan Kato Miiro, Hajara Nakandi, Abubaker Kyewolwa, Mahad Kasalita, an Imam at Usafi Mosque and Ismail Bukenya.
On Thursday, the suspects appeared at Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate's court presided over by Robert Mukanza and were told that investigations into the case are now complete.
The state prosecutor, Patricia Akello informed court that she had instructions from the Office of the DPP to commit the suspects to the High court for trial.
However, Agaba's lawyer Evans Ochieng protested committing the accused persons in the absence of his client. He told court that under the Trial and Indictment Act, it is illegal for a suspect to be committed in absentia.
Ochieng asked court to compel the prosecution to either amend the charge sheet or scrap Agaba off the charge sheet. Mukanza adjourned the case to Monday, Novembe 20 for ruling on the matter.