Businesswoman, Shamim Batariro, has earned herself one year and six months in jail after pleading guilty to stealing a motor vehicle belonging to Kigezi Diocese at the burial of the late Apollo Nyegamahe alias Aponye in Rukiga district.
Ms. Batariro, a resident of Ruhinja village in Wakiso district, admitted to stealing a grey Suzuki vehicle with registration number UAT 478N on July 12, 2023.
The vehicle had transported clerics from Kikungiri Archdeaconry, led by Archdeacon Venerable Canon Amos Tweteise, to the burial service in Kitaburaza village, Muhanga town council.
Appearing before the Kabale Chief Magistrate, Derrick Byamugisha yesterday, Ms Batariho requested a private talk with the plaintiff where she pleaded guilty and asked for forgiveness, adding that she was unaware the vehicle was stolen because it had been given to her by a man named Sula Sekasi and her health had deteriorated during her two-month remand since she was HIV positive. Ms. Batariho speaking…..
His Lordship Byamugisha handed a one-year and six-month sentence to Batariho at Ndorwa government prison, stating that she had not wasted the court’s time. END