Court issues Criminal Summons to Bishop attacker who failed to honour his bail
Mwanga II Magistrate Court has issued Criminal Summons to a stick-wielding man, who was arrested after attempting to attack Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, at the altar during Easter prayers in April this year.
Grade One Magistrate Julius Mwesigye issued the Summons to Hebert Solomon Kaddu after he failed to honour his bail granted to him on 14th/May, and the surities who have come to represent him did not have proof that Kaddu is currently admitted at Butabika Hospital.
Kaddu’s Uncle Emmanuel Nsobya Ssekayi told court that as soon as Kaddu gained his freedom they took him to Butabika Hospital where he is a former Patient.
But Magistrate Mwesigye did not agree with Kaddu’s Uncle and ordered that he produces him in court on 13th/June/2018 with proof from Butabika Hospital Medical Supretendant that Kaddu is not mentally sound to stand trial, so that Court can also make appropriate orders.
Kaddu was charged with three offences of threatening Bishop Luwalira and Rev Canon Kityo with violence and disturbing religious assemblies.
According to Prosecution’s Immaculate Nambaju, three witnesses had been summoned today.
The state alleges that on April 1 this year, at Namirembe Cathedral, with intent to intimidate or annoy Rt Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, Kaddu threatened to injure the said bishop.
The state further alleges that on the same date and place, Kaddu voluntarily caused a disturbance to an assembly lawfully engaged in the performance or religious worship at Namirembe Church.
34 year old Kaddu is a resident of Mackay Zone, Mengo in Rubaga Division, Kampala District.
He has since denied the charges and was granted a 300,000shs bail after he produced his biological Mother Annet Josephine Nalugo and Uncle.
Kaddu was arrested on Easter Sunday while dressed in backcloth, after jumping over several hurdles to the altar where Bishop Luwalira and the Diocesan Dean Rev. Can Benon Kityo were preparing the Holy Communion Service.