By Yosam Gucwaki
A man who punched the Masindi chief magistrate;Catherin Agwero on 13th of December last year has been sentenced to 7 years in prison.
The Masindi Grade One Magistrate, Dan Mwesiga yesterday found Fred Kyogonza guilty of assault and contempt of court and sentenced him to seven years in jail.
In his judgment, Mwesiga said Kyogonza would serve five years for assault and two years for contempt of court. He explained that the convict had failed to show remorse for attacking the chief magistrate.
On the 13th of December 2017, Fred Kyogonza, a resident of Kisita cell
in Masindi municipality masindi district boxed the Masindi chief
magistrate, after she had committed him to civil prison for failing to pay a debt of money amounting to 4.8 million shillings.
Prosecution indicated that when Kyogonza was convicted for six months
he refused to accept the judgment and jumped over the dock and started punching the magistrate.
Prosecution also showed that Kyogonza beat Agwero ten times in the
head which left the Magistrate unconscious. It also showed that Agwero
was rescued by clerks, prison warders, police officers and the people
who were attending court before she was rushed to Kitara medical
centre for medication.
Prosecution also indicated that examination by the medical Doctor
indicated that Agwero was found to be weak, with severe headache and
It also indicated Kyogonza committed two counts including
assault occasioning bodily harm and contempt of contempt of court.
The presiding magistrate said if the convict had been provoked by the chief magistrate on several occasions, he would have sought for redress in higher courts of law instead of resorting to fighting.
Security was tight in and around court as everybody who wanted to
access court had to be checked thoroughly.
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