Katureebe clarifies on attack at his home



Chief Justice Bart Katureebe says media exaggerated the attack that happened outside his home in Bugolobi, Nakawa division.

Shabab Oyela attacked Katureebe with an iron bar while the Justice was heading to Supreme Court to hear an election petition on Monday.

Oyela was shot by Katureebe’s guards and admitted at Mulago Hospital where he later died.

In a release, the Senior Communications officer of the Judiciary, Solomon Muyita, said the spear-wielding stranger who was involved in a mini-scuffle with the Police in Bugolobi on Monday morning did not attack the Chief Justice.

The suspected mad man neither attempted to open the official vehicle of Citizen number four nor did he demand to speak with him, the Hon. Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, has clarified.

The Chief Justice says the media reports about the incident are exaggerated and alarmist.

“I only saw a man running around with policemen. He never came close to my car and I never heard him demanding to speak to me. In fact the shooting happened after I left that scene,” said Justice Katureebe.

“I don’t believe the man intended to attack me. I think this was a mad man who had blocked many other vehicles on that part of the road. My convoy was just caught up in this situation. So this was not an assassination attempt as the media has put it.”

The Hon. Chief Justice also faulted the photograph published on the front page of Red Pepper issue of Wednesday March 9.

“The picture is false. The car bearing the CJ tag is not my official car. I don’t have that police patrol pick-up in my convoy, and the man lying dead on the ground is not the man I saw. I think the media should not exaggerate this matter,” he adds.

The man-sustained injuries as the Police restrained him.

He was later rushed to Mulago Hospital for treatment where he succumbed to bullet wounds.

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