By Stephen Kalema
Buganda Road court Grade one magistrate Joan Aciro has dismissed case in which city lawyer Andrew Karamagi is accused of being a nuisance.
Karamagi has been facing charges of ‘being a common nuisance’ and ‘annoying’ former Attorney General, Peter Nyombi as he delivered his speech at the opening of the new Law Year in 2014. Karamagi snatched Nyombi’s speech during a court function in Kampala. Nyombi passed on this month.
According to the judge, prosecution failed to give the necessary particulars in all ingredients in this case.
She blamed the state’s incompetence: ” the charge sheet misled the prosecution witnesses that even the state failed to prove the charges beyond reasonable doubt as required by the law.”
The judge also pointed out that if the accused undoubtedly grabbed Attorney General’s speech, the act was nonviolent, and that is why even Nyombi didn’t leave the stage but continued speaking.
The judge also noted that none of the people from the public was called to testify yet one of the witnesses who testified in court said that some people from the public tried to prevent the arrest of Karamagi.