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Court Sets Gashumba Free After State’s Failure To Present Witnesses

BY JALIRA NAMYALO KAMPALA. Kampala businessman and social critic Franco Malingumu Gashumba is now a free man after the court dismissed charges of fraud, forgery of documents and unlawful possession of drugs. According to the Magistrates Court sitting at Buganda Road before Grade One, Ms Stella Amabilis, dismissed the charges against Mr Gashumba yesterday citing ‘lack of prosecution.’ “This case is hereby dismissed for lack of prosecution and the accused persons are accordingly discharged,” she said. The court’s decision followed a warning in July this year when the trial magistrate gave the state a last adjournment to present prosecution witnesses in the 2017 case. Unfortunately, at the hearing, no witnesses were present which compelled the magistrate to dismiss the case. …