Abitex Remanded To Luzira Prison Following Freedom City Stampede. After 10 revelers died on New Year’s Eve at the Freedom City Mall, event promoter Abbey Musinguzi, also known as Abitex, the manager of Abitex Promotions and Marketing Agency, has been remanded to Luzira prisons.
Musinguzi, 52, showed up before Makindye Grade One Magistrate Igga Adiru on Tuesday to address allegations of a rush and negligent act that resulted in fatalities in violation of Section 227 of the Penal Code Act.
Musinguzi is charged on nine counts. On remand until January 10, he was.
According to the details of the crime, on December 31 and January 1 of 2022 and 2023, Musinguzi and other people who are still at large shut off other exits from Freedom City, leaving only one small gate that more than 20,000 people could reasonably utilize to leave the area securely.
The dead include Ibrahim Kizito, Margaret Nakatumba, Nakimati Nazama, Mary Namyalo, Daniel Kibuuka, Haddijja Nakakande, Kibuuka Daniella, Shafiq Mwane, and Viola Nakanwagi .
Abitex’s lawyer Erias Lukwago said that he had hoped that his client would be granted bail.
Asserting that Freedom City Mall owner John Sebalamu, his manager, and the police officers who were contracted to provide security should also be charged with carelessness, Lukwago voiced dissatisfaction and called the proceedings against Musinguzi “ironic.”
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