The late Magara was kidnapped on February 7, along Kabaka Anjagala road in Mengo on her way to her apartment in Lungujja and held captive for three weeks. Later her body was found in Kitiko village between Kajjansi and Kigo along the Entebbe expressway.
The suspects were later committed to the High court for trial. Now High court judge Kabanda today pulled out of the matter citing conflict of interest.
Kabanda stated that she had known one of the accused persons, Hajara Nakandi for the last 35 years and she wouldn't be able to provide justice in the case. Kabanda did not divulge details about her relationship with Nakandi. She sent the file back to the High court registrar who re-allocated it to Justice Jane Francis Abodo
Meanwhile lawyer Isaac Semakadde, who is handling this application on behalf of the suspects, has said that a team of medics from African Center for Torture Victims is on standby to examine them once the application is allowed. This follows reports that the suspects were tortured while under police custody.