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|Lulu Case Adjourned to June 18|
|Monday, 04 June 2012 22:17|
The Citizen Correspondent
Dar es Salaam. The Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court adjourned a murder case facing local film actress Elizabeth Michael alias Lulu to June 18, this year.Lulu is charged with murdering local movie star Steven Kanumba on April 7, this year, at Sinza Vatican.
The case was yesterday brought before Resident Magistrate Augustina Mmbando for mention, with the prosecution informing the court that investigations were still going on.“The case is before the court today for mention because the investigations are not complete,” said State Attorney Peter Sekwao.
Sekwao asked the court to set another date for mentioning the case and magistrate Mmbado adjourned it to June 18, this year.While the case continues at the Kisutu Court, the High Court will on June 11 this year rule on an application by the accused seeking the court’s order to determine her age.Advocate Peter Kibatala filed the application after a lower court turned down their request to transfer the case to a juvenile court.
According to the lawyers for the accused, she has not attained the age of 18 years to merit prosecution in an adults’ court. However, the lower court said that it lacked jurisdiction to entertain any application because the charge before it involved murder.
But in his application Mr Kibatala stated that the lower court has power to investigate the age of the accused according to section 113 of the Child Act.The advocate wants the court to take consideration of her age to maintain Lulu’s basic rights as a child, according to section 4(2) of the Child Act.