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Freedom City Stampede: Abtex Charged with Nine Counts of Rash ,Remanded

Events promoter Abbey Musinguzi alias Abtex was remanded to Luzira Prison until the 10th of January 2022 .He was Charged with nine counts of rash or negligent act following the New Year’s stamped at Freedom City  which claimed 10 concert goers .

However, Abtex denied the charges when he appeared before the Grade one magistrate Igga Adiru of Makindye Division Magistrate’s court and he was remanded until 10th of January .

Abtex was arrested on Monday in connection with the unfortunate incident and charged with negligence.

It is reported that one of the emcees at the event he had organized asked revelers to rush out and watch fireworks a few minutes before midnight which led to the stampede.

Based on a report made by his lawyer Erias Lukwago, Abitex will be brought back to court on 10th January for the hearing of his bail application.

His lawyer Erias Lukwago said that Abtex was charged with nine counts of negligent acts occasioning the loss of lives of nine people on the spot.

“I have been to Makindye Magistrate’s Court to secure the release of our colleague, Abbey Musinguzi T/a Abtex but unfortunately, the court has remanded him to 10th January when his bail application will be entertained.

He’s been charged with 9 counts of Rash or Negligent acts occasioning the death of nine people in a new euphoria or stampede at Freedom City Mall. It’s alleged in the particular negligence that he endangered people’s lives by closing other outlets from the venue gates leaving only one small gate which could not allow over 20,000 people to move out safely.

Ironically the owner of the place, his manager and police officers who were hired to provide security and deal with all matters relating to crowd management have not been arraigned.”,Lukwago said.

Latest reports indicate that the venue owner Ssebalaamu and his manager ,who were responsible for the fireworks explosion have also been summoned by Police today.

KY Jamal
KY Jamal
I am a Uganda born Writer , Entertainment news journalist , influencer , Marketer ,News editor and critic for the latest East African Entertainment news


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