Court name
Supreme Court of Uganda
Judgment date
16 July 2002

Atyam Patrick and Anor v Uganda (Criminal Appeal-2001/1) [2002] UGSC 30 (16 July 2002);

Cite this case
[2002] UGSC 30
Short summary:

Criminal law, Evidence Law, Evaluation of Evidence

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF UGANDA AT MENGO

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1 OF 2001

BETWEEN

 

ATYAM PATRICK ]...................................................................................
BABU SAMUEL ] APPELLANTS

AND

UGANDA RESPONDENT

CORAM: TSEKOOKO, KAROKORA, MULENGA, KANYEIHAMBA AND KATO; JSC.

[Appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal at Kampala,(Mpagi- Bahigeine, G.M. Okello, and M.P. Twinomujuni, J.J.A.) dated 2 February, 2001]

 

JUDGMENT

The Appellants were tried for and convicted by the High Court of murder of one Omara. Their appeal to the Court of Appeal was dismissed. They appealed to this court on only one ground, namely that the key witness, Ebong Moses (P.W.I) could not have identified the attackers' of the deceased.

We have studied the record. We have considered submissions of Ms Musoke, counsel for Appellants, and those of M. Elubu, Principal State Attorney.

In our view there was sufficient evidence to show that P.W.I was in a position to positively identify the attackers of the deceased and the witness himself. We find no merit in the appeal. The same is dismissed.
 

Dated this 16th day of July, 2002.

 

J.W.N. Tsekooko

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

 

A.N. Karokora

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
 

A.N. Mulenga

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

G.W. Kanyeihamba

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
 

C.M. Kato

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT