By our reporter
High Court Judge Flavia Angeline Senoga has cleared former Kampala CPS DPC Aaron Baguma of murder charges.
Baguma was accused alongside eight others including Muhammad Sebuufu, the owner of Pine Car bond.
The group is accused of masterminding the murder of Dona Katusabe, a city businesswoman who was tortured to death at Pine car bond in Kampala for failing to pay a balance of Shs 9 million for a car she had earlier bought.
According the initual charges, Baguma was said to have found the victim — who owed money to the car bond — being tortured by Sebuufu, but did nothing.
On Wednesday,Principle State Attorney Michael Ojok told the judge that he had got orders from the Director of Public Prosecutions to withdraw charges against Baguma.
“The DPP wants to discontinue proceedings against Baguma and here is a copy of the nolle proseque dated December 21,2017,” said Ojok.
The prosecutor cited article 180 of the constitution which allows the DPP to discontinue proceedings against anyone.
Meanwhile, Justice Senoga set February 5th as the date for the trial of the other suspects led by Pine Car bond proprietor Muhammad Ssebuwufu.
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