Bishop Luwalira 'Attacker' Remanded

  • Posted on: 4 April 2018
  • By: Presenters

Herbert Solomon Kaddu, the man who was arrested on Sunday while attempting to harm Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, has been remanded to Luzira Prisons.

Kaddu, 34, today appeared at Lubaga Magistrates Court where he was charged with two counts of threatening violence contrary to Section 81 of the Penal Code Act and one count of disturbing a religious assembly contrary to Section 119 of the Penal Code.

Grade One Magistrate Julius Mwesigye remanded Kaddu until April 23, 2018 as investigations into his three charges continue. Kadu's charges stem from an incident inside St Paul Cathedral, Namirembe on Easter Sunday, when he charged towards Bishop Luwalira who was leading the morning Service

. Prosecution led by Roseline Kipolwa told court that Kadu raced towards the Altar with a stick and a bark cloth before he fell down, and was grabbed by people who were attending Church Service. Kadu has since then been transferred from Namirembe Police Post and taken to Old Kampala Police Station from where he was produced in court today.

Police say Kaddu was subjected to mental examination at May Fair Clinic in Wandegeya while he was still detained at Old Kampala Police Station and results indicated that he is mentally sane. Kadu's relatives have, however, rejected the results saying that he is mentally ill.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, Kadu will be re-examined by Police surgeons to establish his state of mind. Owoyesigyire explains that during interrogation, Kaddu told Police that he raced towards the altar seeking for the help from Bishop Luwalira to burn the fetishes he had. 

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