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Refugee asks court to remand him to Luzira

By Sania Babirye
A 37 year old Congolese Refuge has thrown court into laughter after he asked court to remand him to Luzira prison on charges of intentionally destroying a glass wall belonging to the East African Development Bank in Nakasero.

Matakala Chris also known as Abel Kawalya a resident of Kiwatule was arraigned before Buganda road court grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu and had the charge red to him.

He instantly accepted the said charge but informed court that he was forced to destroy the bank glass wall because of his missing papers that police had confiscated from him.

He however did not give court any chance to asks him if he should be given a non custodial sentence for not wasting courts time by accepting the charge and asked court that he wanted to be sent on remand at Luzira prison until police returned his mysterious documents.

This forced grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu to wonder if Matakala was of sound mine since he was talking like he was mad.

He allegedly committed the offense on the 25th of this month .