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Lulu lined up for manslaughter charge

18th December 2012
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Elizabeth Michael (Lulu) with purple dress, Surrounded by the Police

The investigation into the case facing actress Elizabeth Michael, popularly known as Lulu, who is charged with alleged murder over the death of a domestic film star, Steven Kanumba, is complete.

According to the investigations presented in court, it has been concluded that the accused will be facing manslaughter charge and not murder case, a charge she has been charged with.

The case will continue on December 21 with a new charge in force.

The prosecution led by State Attorney Ofmedy Mtenga informed the court yesterday that the case was supposed to came for mentioning but the investigation into the case is now complete.

“You honor, the investigation into the case is complete and today we were supposed to read the committal proceedings for the accused so that the file can be ready to be taken to the  High Court, but the Principal State Attorney Tumaini Kweka, who heard the case, is having another official duties,” said Mtega.

He also asked the court to set another date for reading the committal proceedings to the accused and Magistrate Augustina Mbando who presides over the case.

However, the accused will not be allowed to plead during the court session until the case reaches the High Court.

The case was brought back to Kisutu to proceed with the main suit after an application by Lulu’s counsel Kibatala, who wanted the court to determine the accused person’s actual biological age.

According to the charge sheet, the accused is alleged to have committed the offence on April 7 at Sinza Vatican in Kinondoni district.

The accused, who earlier submitted that she was 17 years old and not 18 as per the charge sheet, is still in custody.
 

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN