27 November 2012

Uganda: Police Officer Drops Case Against MP Nsereko

Kampala — A police officer attached to the Crime Intelligence desk who accused Kampala Central MP Mohammed Nsereko of assaulting him and causing him grievous harm has withdrawn the case he had previously filed against him.

Appearing before Buganda road court Grade One magistrate, Godfrey Musobya took the stand and said he had reconciled with Nsereko and had written an additional statement at police to that effect.

"I have written an additional statement at police expressing my loss of interest in the matter," Musobya said.

A reconciliation agreement signed by both Musobya and Nsereko was presented before the main judge.

Judge Julius Borore then ruled that the said case is henceforth terminated and Nsereko discharged from the court charge sheet.

This comes after a witness - Kampala Metropolitan North Operations Commander Sam Omala - twice failed to appear in court for the trial.

His absence forced magistrate Borore to halt the trial prematurely after refusing to answer some of the questions asked by the defense lawyers.

Earlier, MP Mohammed Nsereko was accused of assaulting Musobya outside his residence mid-September.

During the said encounter, the police officer lost two of his teeth.

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