Famous events promoter Abby Musinguzi, alias Abitex has been charged with 9 counts of Rash or Negligent Acts causing death C/S 277 of the Penal Code Act.
This followed legal guidance from the office of the DPP, after establishing that there were defects in the planning and control of the concert, that cost the lives of 10 revellers and put others at risk.
The incident happened during the end-of-year/new year ‘party after party’ concert at Freedom City, on 1.01.2023.
According to SCP Fred Enanga the Police Spokesman, the investigating team has also summoned for questioning; the proprietor of the venue, the managers, other organizers of the event, the masters of ceremony, ushers, bouncers and private security guards who were dedicated to the event.
Also summoned are police officers and other security personnel who were deployed to secure the event.
“At a later stage, we shall listen to the parents of some of the children to establish how they separated from them and got trapped in the passageway and gates. Additionally, we are going to share a comprehensive list of guidelines on various aspects of planning and managing events, in partnership with the police, to avoid a repeat of such tragic incidents,” says Enanga.