Witness Testimony

Uganda v John Sekyanzi (Criminal Session Case No. 56 of 2000) ((Criminal Session Case No. 56 of 2000)) [2000] UGHC 9 (28 March 2000);


Search Summary: 

The accused was indicted for defilement. The prosecution produced witnesses and the accused produced no witnesses and gave unsworn statement.

The prosecution had to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt. The court considered whether the complainant was below 18 years, and there was sexual intercourse and the accused was the perpetrator.

Headnote and Holding: 

The court held that the medical evidence and the witnesses proved the sexual act and that the victim testified to be 10 years old. The court held that the accused had been placed at the scene of the crime since there was sufficient light in the room for identification and the accused was well known to the witnesses.


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