The High Court has this afternoon granted city car dealer Mohammad Ssebuwufu bail.
Ssebuwufu presented three sureties including Sheikh Batte Muzaata and Presidential advisor on the media Mr. Tamale Mirundi.
Early today, Through his lawyer Peter Nsibambi, SSebuwufu asked court presided over by Justice Wilson Masalu Munene to grant his client bail like court did to ASP Aaron Baguma with whom they are accused. Mohammad Ssebuwufu is charged with eight others for the murder of city businesswoman Betty Katusabe.
“The applicant (Sebuwufu) does undertake to abide by all conditions that will be provided by this court. He has been on remand for 11 months. It is my prayer that since court considered granting bail to Mr Baguma who was just arrested and committed recently, it does consider this applicant’s request too,”Mr Nsibambi said.
The state prosecutor Ms Jacqueline Okui had earlier objected to the bail application, saying the accused did not present any exceptional circumstances to justify bail. She said the claimed ground of illness should be rejected because the medical forms from Luzira Prison, where Ssebuwufu is remanded, showed that his sickness can be managed by the prison.
“…in such circumstances the applicant has to present medical forms certified by a medical officer from the prison showing that it’s grave illness which cannot be managed or a certificate of no-objection to bail signed by the Director of Public Prosecution,” Ms Okui said.