Renowned Uganda Cranes cheerleader, Jackson Ssewanyana, also known as Uncle Money has been remanded to Luzira on charges of manslaughter.
On Monday, Ssewanyana was arraigned before the Buganda road chief magistrates court and charged with manslaughter together with one Benson Senyonga but the duo denied the charges.
The state prosecutor, Timothy Amerit told the court that the investigations into the matter had been completed prompting the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Miriam Ayo Akello to adjourn the matter to October 1, 2019.
Uncle money, who is also the vice-chairperson for Kasubi zone 4 in Lubaga division is alleged to have incited a mob to Lynch a suspected mobile phone thief, one Siraje Hakim Tumusiime .
According to the state prosecutor, at about 8:30 pm on August 16, 2019, Tumusiime who was a phone dealer at Mutaasa Kafeero plaza in Kampala city received a phone call that made him leave his house in Lubya zone.
It is also alleged that later, Uncle Money was seen holding Tumusiime by the hand and leading him behind Royal Hotel where he allegedly handed him over to stick-wielding youths led by the defence secretary Ssenyonga.
The youths are said to have beaten and kicked Tumusiime before uncle money transferred him to an unknown destination.
Prosecution also alleges that after 3 days of searching, Tumusiime’s body was found at Mulago city mortuary with numerous wounds prompting the family to report a murder case at Old Kampala Police station.
The offence of manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.