Investigations into the murder case against Mr Brian Bagyenda are not yet completed, prosecution told court yesterday.
“Your worship, investigations in this matter are still incomplete and we seek for an adjournment,” state prosecutor Ms Joyce Anyango told Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Ms Margaret Aanyu.
Mr Bagyenda was further remanded to Luzira Prison until April 4 when he will reappear in court for mention of his case. Murder is a capital offence only tried by the High Court. Upon completion of investigations the Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court will commit Bagyenda and his co-accused to the High Court for trial.
Mr Bagyenda, a son of Director General of Internal Security Organisation, Col Frank Bagyenda Kaka (retired) is charged with murder of his 22-year-old university girlfriend. Mr Bagyenda, a pharmacist, appeared with two co-accused Mr Innocent Bainomugisha, a cleaner and Mr Vincent Rwahwire, a casual labourer. They were represented by lawyer Mr Fred Erisata.
The prosecution states that on January 4, 2016 at Njobe Road in Nakawa Division, Kampala, Bagyenda with his two alleged accomplices, murdered his girlfriend Enid Twijukye, a student of International Relations at Ndejje University, whose body was dumped in Seeta in Mukono.
Police arrested Bagyenda and his co-accused on January 18 after printouts from his deceased girlfriend’s cellular phone showed that he was the last person she frequently called before she disappeared from her home in Namugongo, Wakiso district where she lived with her sister.
On the eve of the fateful day, she left home and told her sister she was going to visit someone in Bweyogerere. The following day the deceased’s phone went off, prompting her mother Esther Mirembe Nkoko to contact her other daughters about her whereabouts.
The family reported to police a case of a missing person. Police later recovered Twijukye’s decomposing body in Namanve forest, 11km from the murder scene. The deceased was working at Capital Shoppers in Ntinda and was due for graduation this year.
Twijukye was the fourth born in a family of six in Kazo, Kiruhura district.