MOYO. The Grade One Magistrate’s court in Moyo on Thursday dismissed a case of malicious damage to property against Mr Ceaser Chandiga, the Elederea parish councillor in Moyo town council, Moyo district.
While delivering his judgment before a fully packed court, Mr Swaleh Asiku, the Moyo Grade One Magistrate said he was dismissing the case on grounds that prosecution failed to produce any single witness for four occasions even when they were given ample time to do so.
Chandiga commonly known as Tombozi who is also the coordinator Aulogo youth initiative was arrested and arraigned before court on October 16, 2019 and charged with assault, malicious damage to property and threatening violence.
It was alleged that Chandiga was behind the 2017 protest against Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) officials over the poor state of the roads in Moyo district.
During the protest, it was also alleged that the former Moyo resident district commissioner (RDC), Collin Obedi was manhandled by the angry locals said to have been led by Chandiga.
But Chandiga pleaded not guilty to the offence and was remanded to Silili government prison. He was later granted bail on October 23, 2019.
His lawyer, Mr Robert Magara of Okurut & Magara Associated Advocates told journalists after court that he was happy of the court’s decision to dismiss the case brought against his client.
“My client has finally received justice because the accusation brought against him was ill intended, ill-conceived and malicious,” Magara said.