Promoter Abby Musinguzi commonly known as Abitex and his MC Jjuuko Francis have been granted bail by Makindye Magistrates Court and ordered to pay Shs2 million each. Additionally, their sureties were ordered to execute a non-cash bond of Shs20m each. The group was also ordered to return to court on February 7, 2023.
Abitex was earlier charged with nine offenses of rash and negligent acts but now, prosecution has added four more charges to make it 13. The promoter denied all the charges before Makindye Court grade one magistrate Iga Adiru.
The promoter and his MC, Jjuuko are now charged with 13 counts of rash and negligent acts that caused the death of 11 people and injuring two at Freedom City mall in Makindye-Ssabagabo.
Prosecution contends that Abitex with others still at large on December 31, 2022 and January 1, 2023, at Freedom City in Wakiso district, in a manner so rash or negligent so as to endanger human life caused the death of eleven people.
It is further alleged that Abitex closed all other outlets from the venue gates leaving only one small gate which cannot allow over 2 million people to move out easily or safely.