Court adjourns to January in a case against activists demanding for resignation of Dr. Diana Atwine

Posted: 2021-11-25T15:03:39Z
Court adjourns to January in a case against activists demanding for resignation of Dr. Diana Atwine

A case in which two people are accused of inciting violence by dropping a casket demanding the immediate resignation of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwine for allegedly mishandling COVID-19 response funds, has been pushed to January.


The case came up for mention before the Law Development Center (LDC) Magistrate Court.


The duo, Augustine Ojobile and Sharif Kawooya were arrested in August from Kasubi and Kawempe respectively for throwing a coffin in the middle of the road, attacking Dr. Atwine.


The coffin had inscription, “COVID-19 is not a profit venture. The two were released on bail in September.


However, Court heard on Thursday from Joy Apolot the State Attorney, that the state needs more time to carry out investigations into the case. She requested an adjournment until investigations are completed. 


The suspects on the other hand decried the delayed hearing of the case. Ojobile further reported to court that Kawempe police confiscated his phone worth 600,000 Shillings he was arrested and never returned it.
Apolot then advised him to make a formal complaint with proof that the phone was taken.


Justice Alule Augustine, the LDC Court Magistrate adjourned the case to January 11 and ordered the prosecution to expedite the investigations.