DPP clears Baguma of murder charges

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Aaron Baguma

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has dropped murder charges against former Central Police Commander Aaron Baguma just after his file went missing.

Alex Ojok, a principal state attorney, told High Court that the DPP had decided to discontinue murder charges against Baguma.

Ojok presented a nolle prosequi [unwilling to pursue/do not prosecute] signed on December 21, 2017 by the DPP.

He did not give reasons why the DPP decided to let Baguma go.

On December 19, 2017, the matter came up before High Court Judge Flavia Anglin Senoga for plea taking and hearing but state prosecutor, Ms Fatuma Nakafeero said as prosecution, they did not have a police file.

The matter was adjourned to January 10, 2018.

Baguma was jointly charged with eight others including the proprietor of Pine Car Bond, Muhammed Ssebuwufu, where the deceased (Ms Katusabe) was killed using sticks and pangas for allegedly failing to clear a Shs9m balance on the car she had bought from the car depot.

Ssebuwufu and three other suspects will return to court on February 6, 2018 for trial.