By Sania Babirye
Masaka court grade one Magistrate Byarugaba Adams has dismissed an assault case against NRMs communication officer Rogers Mulindwa.
Mulindwa had been battling offenses of malicious damage to property and assault occasioning actual bodily harm after he was dragged to court by Eddie Bindhe a local journalist attached to Uganda Radio Network (URN).
While dismising the case the magistrate noted that there was no evidence enough to prove the alleged charges since even the doctor who examined the victim Dr Ssenyonjo Mbazira Francis failed to remember the exact body parts he was injured.
The journalist had accused Mulindwa of strangling him but he failed to even produce a single witness out of the 6 he claimed to have witnessed the incident in court nor did he provide court with exhibits of broken glasses, or a video footage among others.
Court further wondered how an incident of such a nature involving high profile politicians would not be covered by any of the 12 local journalists who were present on top of the Hotel denying knowledge of the incident.
It was alleged that on May 12, 2015 at Garden Courts Hotel during an NRM leaders’ meeting presided over by the Rt. Hon Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba, Mulindwa strangled Bindhe damaged his glasses and caused bodily harm.