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My Client Was Forced To Confess That He Killed Desire Mirembe – Defense Lawyer

Late Mirembe Case hearing has entered the third day before justice Henry Kaweesa Isabirye of Mukono High Court, where the defense counsel Charles Dalton Opwonya expressed his discontent with the video footage brought to Court
The video footage that was brought by the dective to court bared the actions of his client Matthew Kirabo when he was taking the Police detectives to the crime scene at Lugazi sugar plantations.
Detective inspector of police Dominic Manyi, formerly attached to Lugazi Central Police Station, now in Kayunga as the days first witness, told court that Matthew Kirabo confessed to him having killed Desire Mirembe.
“He confessed that he was the last person to see Desire and that he killed her.” He says.
Manyi says that they moved in a car with Kirabo and other police officers from Kampala identified as Joel Aiko, AIG Ahimbizibwe, ASP Kirabo, AIP Tulyagyenda while he was explaining and led them to the sugar can plantation where the body was found.
“He started telling me how he made his movements from Kampala. He said he picked her (Mirembe) from Kampala such that they solve some their personal missunderstandings as girlfriend and boyfriend.”
Manyi added that Kirabo then got into a car and started heading to Bugiri district where he was doing his internship.
“While on their way, they got into a disagreement. They stopped in Bulyantete in Lugazi, they left the Jinja Kampala-Jinja main road. He stopped the car and the girl (Mirembe) pulled a surgical blade from her bag.” narrated detective Manyi.
However, counsel Opwonya while speaking to the press outside court, he stated that Matthew Kirabo was forced to confess that he committed the crime by police.
“I don’t believe in the first confession Matthew made at Lugazi Police, he was forced by detectives to do whatever you have seen in the video footage
Kirabo is accused of murdering a former Makerere University student Mirembe on July 10, 2015,
The case that started from 3am, and ended at 6pm, also characterized with multiple breaks has been adjourned up to 26th, Tuesday, October 2021.

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