A case in which former Old Kampala police commander Joram Mwesigye is accused of assault, and malicious damage to property on Journalist Andrew Lwanga has been adjourned to January 17th 2017.
Buganda road Court grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu adjourned to 17th Jan after the State Prosecutor Patricia Chingtho failed to show up in court.
Court was informed that Ms. Patricia is sick and could not make it to court today.
Recently, the same court found Joram Mwesigye, guilty of three counts including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and two others of malicious damage to property.
Prosecution alleges that on 12 January 2015 along Namirembe Road and Bakuli in Kampala, Mwesigye unlawfully assaulted Lwanga and damaged his video camera and that of another Bukedde TV journalist Joseph Ssetimba.
The journalists had been assigned to cover a peaceful demonstration of jobless youths who were marching to present a petition to the Inspector General of Police's office in Naguru, a Kampala suburb.
Lwanga sustained spinal injuries from the assault and has since been walking on crutches.
Mwesigye started his defence on December 7th 2016.