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Driver Who Knocked NTV Journalist Dead Charged With Six Offences

Congolese driver Muhammad Umaru, 34, who knocked NTV journalist Sabbiiti Magembe dead was today sentenced to one year in jail after he was found guilty of driving a car without licence number plate.

The court also found him guilty of reckless driving, driving a car which had some mechanical hitches and without a valid permit, causing the death of the journalist through recklessness and driving without third party motor insurance.  

While chairing the court proceeding, Magistrate Marion Ninsiima stated that the proceeding of other five offenses would commence on 5th October, 2021. 

During the proceeding, Mr Louden Twinomugisha, the district state attorney, told the court the journalist took his last death on September 16th after being ran over by the driver at Namagoggo village, Mubende municipality. 

He then asked the court to sentence him to two years in jail should he ail to pay sh500,000 for driving a car without license plate. 

However, in a rejoinder, the judges resorted to sentence him to one year in jail. 

After pleading guilty, the driver requested the court to be lenient when punishing him since he has never been embroiled in any case. 

The Nation Media journalist died while receiving treatment at Mubende hospital where he was rushed after he was knocked down by a taxi.


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Marion Ninsiima Mubende Muhammad Umaru NTV Sabbiiti Magembe


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