Court name
High Court of Uganda
Judgment date
24 October 2002

Uganda v Machika (Criminal Case-2001/110) [2002] UGHC 69 (24 October 2002);

Cite this case
[2002] UGHC 69

 



THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGA
NDA AT KAMPALA
HCT-00-CR-SC-0110-2001

UGANDA::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PROSECUTOR


VERSUS

MACHIIKA::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ACCUSED
 

BEFORE: THE HON. MR. JUSTICE V. A.R. RWAMISAZI-KAGABA
JUDGMENT: 
Machiika Muhammad who I shall refer to as the accused in the rest of my judgment is indicted for robbery contrary to sections 272 and 273 (2) of the Penal Code Act.
The particulars of the offence are that, Machiika Muhammad alias Meddy and others still at large, on the 2nd day of July, 2000 at Entebbe town, in Mpigi District, robbed Kijoma George of cash USD 28000 and immediately before or immediately after the said robbery threatened to use a deadly weapon, to wit a pistol, to the said Kijoma George.
The accused denied the charge and was represented at his trial by Abdu Katuntu while Mrs. Susan Nafula Bukenya represented the state.
The prosecution called five witnesses to prove its case. The first witness was Dr. Nsereko who testified that he examined the accused on P.F 24 on 25/10/2000. The doctor found the accused 29 years, he had no injuries and was mentally normal. His evidence is contained in exhibit P1.
The next witness was Logojo Wilson (PW2) who told court that the accused was introduced to him as a dealer in gold by one Hussein Kibwaka in June 2000. A meeting was arranged between the accused, Logojo, Hussein and Kijoma during which the accused offered to sell 50 dollars of gold at $ (USD) 40000. The accused gave 15 dollars of gold to Logojo as a sample and informed Logojo that the balance of the gold was in Entebbe. Logojo made advance payment of USD 12000 at