The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has dropped murder charges against Father Richard Mugisha of Bisanje Catholic Parish, Masaka Diocese.
According to the Priest’s lawyer Alexander Lule, the DPP dropped the charges for lack of evidence to pin Mugisha and the circumstances did not warrant sanctioning of the file.
“It is confirmed that the DPP dropped the charges and we call it a win. Let this incident be a learning tool not to repeat the same mistake. There was no evidence pinning my client to the crime that was not there,” he said
Father Mugisha is accused of the death of Ronald Kyeyune, 30, a suspected robber who allegedly broke into the priest’s house.
It is alleged that on October 13, 2021, the suspect broke into the priest’s home and attempted to steal his car but the village security team arrested him shortly after he broke the car windscreen. He was apprehended and handed over to the police.
However, the suspect died shortly after arriving at Masaka Central Police Station.