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Anti-Atwine protest case pushed to January 2022

Augustine Ojobile and Sharif Kawooya at court

Augustine Ojobile and Sharif Kawooya at court

The Law Development Center Magistrate's court has pushed to January 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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0 #1 MR 2021-11-25 22:06
Am I the only one seeing the joke that is nrm govt? these thieves and liars lead breakfast prayers then prosecute the John Baptists of our time who talk truths about m7 family and friends corruption.

Right minded authorities would bring in these men to verify their claims as whistleblowers instead of prosecuting them to protect the corrupt
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