State contemplating dropping attempted murder charges against Bryan White

Kenneth Kazibwe

The Director of Public Prosecutions is considering dropping attempted murder charges against city socialite Brian Kirumira, also known as Bryan White.

White together Corporal Thomas Okot, a police officer attached to Crime Intelligence were last year charged for shooting and injuring Victor Bitwire, a businessman and a neighbour to the city socialite in Munyonyo in Makindye division on December 13, 2017.

On Monday, when the case came up for hearing, the state prosecutor Happiness Ainebyona asked Makidnye chief magistrate’s court to adjourn the matter to a later date to wait for the decision from the DPP’s office over the matter.

“His file is before the DPP to see if the charges can be dropped because both parties settled the matter out of court and the victim was compensated,”Ainebyona told court.

The accused’s lawyer, John Bulungi also added his voice to the submissions asking court to entertain the negotiations between both parties adding that they are waiting for the DPP’s decision on the matter.

Makindye chief magistrate, Elias Kakooza adjourned the case to April 24 to wait for the decision from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Known for his showy life and dishing out money to various groups of people, especially those in need, Bryan White was in December caught on the wrong side of the law when he shot Bitwire whom he suspected of being a thief.

He would later be sent to the coolers at Luzira where he spent his Christmas season before he was later released on bail.

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