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COURT ORDERS DPP TO PRODUCE JUVENILE CASE FILE

The High court has given DPP upto 5th April to produce the case file of a juvenile offender that has spent 14years in Luzira prison awaiting a Ministerial order.Justice Masalu Musene made the order to State Attorney Charles Kalooli Bwiso, who informed court that now 30year old Hunnington Otale’s case file is missing and they cannot tress the history of his offence to be in position to take a decision.

According to Otale he was convicted on 29th April 2005 by now retired High Court Judge John Bosco Katusi in a criminal session that sat at Jinja, but Justice Katutsi has since then referred his file to the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister for an appropriate sentence which he has never got up to today.

He added that by the time he committed the offence he was 16years but has now clocked 30years while languishing in Luzira prison.