By Sania Babirye
The court of appeal has dismissed an appeal filed by the Director of Public Prosecutions against the acquittal of Sarah Nabikolo for the murder of her husband and businessman Eria Ssebunya Bugembe aka Kasiwukira.
Three justices of the court of appeal led by justice Elizabeth Musoke , Helen Obura and Ezekiel Muhanguzi have unanimously ruled the the DPP did not adduce sufficient evidence leaking Nabikolo to her husband’s death and that they only relied on hearsay evidence.
These have explained that the said evidence brought by state only brought suspicion because it was not conclusive but still wanting to sustain the murder charge against Nabikolo.
During trial, the state had presented three key witnesses including a bodaboda rider who was allegedly hired by Kasiwukira to spy on Nabikolo every time she allegedly visited a witch doctor ,the late’s brother John Guy Bugebe who claimed that Kasiwukira and Nabikolo had marital problems and an alleged voice recording in which Nabikolo promised to pay 50 million to a woukd be killer of her husband, which evidence was thrown out by the high court and the court of appeal today.