Court Orders Private Medical Care for Suspects in Magara Murder

There has been an order for the people that are accused of murdering Suzan Magara to be availed private medical care to verify allegations of torture on Thursday.

This was done by high court judge, Jane Francis Abodo in a bid to verify the allegation by the suspects.

“The Commissioner General of Prisons is here by directed to allow personal doctors of the accused persons to go to their places of detention; from where the doctors will carry out medical examinations to ascertain whether it is true that they were tortured before being arraigned in courts of law for charging,” ordered Abodo.

The suspects are: Imam of Usafi Mosque Mahad Kasalita, Yusuf Lubega, 32, a boda boda rider, Hussein Wasswa,22, a hawker, Muzamiru Ssali,27, boda boda rider , Hajara Nakandi,35, a teacher.

Others are; Abubaker Kyewolwa, 30, a businessman, Hassan Kato Miiro, 22, and Ismail Bukenya a businessman and Musa Abbas Buvumbo, 23.

The appeal for private medical examination was made by their lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde to high court after rejection by Buganda Road magistrate Robert Mukanza.

The deceased Magara, then 28, was a cashier of Bwendero Diary company. She was kidnapped on Kabaka Anjagala Road in Mengo in January 2018 and held captive for about three weeks as kidnappers demanded a ransom from her parents.
The parents negotiated with the kidnappers to set her free upon raising Shs700m. The kidnappers took the money but also killed her.