Boda boda cyclist sent to jail for slapping a female passenger

By Sania Babirye

A boda boda cyclist has pleaded guilty to assaulting a passenger after he slapped a female passenger over a misunderstanding.

Joseph Ssemakula pleaded guilty before Makindye court chief magistrate Prossy Katushabe and convicted on his own plea of guilty.

He has however asked court for a lenient sentence saying he has learnt a lesson for the period he has spent in police custody.

He has now been remanded to Kitalya government prison until the 13th of this month when he will be sentenced.

Prosecution states that on the 6th of February 2020 at Nsambya Kirombe, the convict assaulted Annet Nabagereka.

According to evidence before court, the victim hired Semakula to take her to a bar at Nsambya Kirombe but reaching there the accused slapped her after they developed a misunderstanding over the amount of money to be paid.