Three Makerere University students charged with murder

Kampala . Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court on Friday remanded three Makerere University students on charges of murdering their colleague.
The accused are Ivan Mutungi, Marvin Atukwase and Derrick Wagooli all residents of Nkrumah Hall. They are accused of killing David Ojok.

Grade One Magistrate Joan Aciro read charges of murder to the trio. They could not plead to the charges because murder is a capital offence only tried by the High Court. The accused will remain on remand until completion of investigations when they will be committed to the High Court for trial.
The state prosecutor, Mr Peter Mugisha, states that the trio on April 12, 2015, at Nkrumah Hall at Makerere University, attacked Ojok, whom they mistook for a thief and beat him up, leaving him unconscious. Ojok, a graduate of Computer Science, died on April 13 at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he had been admitted.

On the fateful day, Ojok had reportedly gone to Nkrumah Hall to demand his money from one of the resident students. According to some of the students close to Ojok, the debtor whom they declined to name, had on several occasions eluded the creditor (Ojok) whenever he came to demand his money.
The suspects will report back to court on May 7 for mention of their case.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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