Common-assault man faces manslaughter

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE Public Prosecution has amended the charge of common assault and substituted to that of manslaughter against Rubenson Samani yesterday.

Public Prosecutor John Zoze made the application to withdraw the common assault charge under section 190(2) b (i) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi then granted the application and substituted the new charge of manslaughter.

The prosecution said they are relying on the same set of facts that have been disclosed to the defence lawyer.

The case was then adjourned to October 24 to allow the accused’s lawyer to take instruction and also to decide on the form of inquiry to be conducted on the matter.

Ms Taeburi said the case will be committed to the High Court for trial as the charge has been increased to a more serious charge.

Prosecution also informed the court that the new charge has already been served to the defence lawyer.

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