Seven Remanded Over Ntungamo School fire

By Ambrose Mugisha

NTUNGAMO- The Ntungamo grade one magistrate court on 10/03/2023 remanded Seven suspects who were arrested by Police in Ntungamo district over a fire that razed two dormitories at Kyamate Secondary school killing one student Bonus Ankwatireire.

The grade one court presided over by her worship Mariam Namubiru, the Ntungamo grade one magistrate heard from prosecution led by Laudelo Twinomugisha, the Ntungamo resident state attorney that the convicts, Kanyesigye odongo odamal, Arinatwe Anthony, Tumwesigye Arnold, Arinaitwe Eliajah, Asiimwe Joshua, Tumushabe Wilber the prime suspect and Twesigye Lawrence, on 26/02/2023 caused the death of a student identified as Atukwase Bonus aged 13 years, three counts of attempted murder, one count of arson, malicious damage of 196 beds valued four hundred fifty-seven million properties of the school.

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Prosecution also told court that the convicts on 26/02/2023 at Kyamate secondary school willfully and unlawfully set fire that gutted Nyerere and Mandela dormitories block which was accommodating 146 Senior one students.

It is from this background that, the Ntungamo grade one magistrate Namubiru Mariam, remanded Six Suspects to Ntungamo prisons and one juvenile Arinaitwe Eliajah to Kabale remand home till 27th/03/2023.

Her worship Namubiru said that the convicts are charged of one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder, one count of arson, and one hundred seventy-five counts of malicious damage to property counting to 180 cases except one count of murder which is beyond grade one court.

Court also named Tumushabe Wilber the prime suspect was earlier suspended from school over indiscipline.

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