Uganda, Nov. 24 -- A Makerere University lecturer, who is accused of slapping a student during a lecture last week, has been arraigned before a magistrates' court in Kampala.

Bernard Wandera, a lecturer attached to the department of Social Works and Social Administration, was yesterday charged with two accounts of assault.

The 57-year-old lecturer appeared before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's Court for plea and denied the charges.

Presiding Grade One Magistrate Fidelis Otwoa released him on a cash bail of Shs1.5m upon presenting four sureties, who were bonded at Shs50m each, not cash.

Prosecution led by Ms Joan Keko told court that investigations into the matter were complete.

Mr Wandera has since been suspended by the Makerere Uni...