By Our Reporter,
DAILYNEWS UG |Entebbe|
- Pending verification of the bail conditions set by the chief magistrate, Nduhukire was remanded back to Kigo prison, surviving a re-arrest from the waiting police officers.
- When a matter of bail application for Nasser Nduhukire aka Don Nasser came before Entebbe chief magistrate on Monday morning, it was pushed for hearing in the evening.
PIC: Nduhukire in court on Monday. Photo by Julius Luwemba
This created more tension at the court premises as several security operatives more especially from the Police Mineral Protection Unit (PMPU), were seen taking positions.
Trusted sources within security circles had confirmed to us, of how the 32-year-old Nduhukire was to be re-arrested upon being granted bail.
However, it was not clear, which new charges were preferred against Nduhukire, that would prompt his re-arrest.
Tough bail conditions save Nasser from re-arrest
Before granting a Sh50million cash bail to ‘Don,’ the Entebbe chief magistrate Mary Babirye, also demanded the accused to deposit all his passports plus at least one land title. ”
State (prosecution) must take trouble to verify the land title whether it is registered in the accused names and in case he has more than one passports, all should be deposited to court,” charged the chief magistrate.
Each of the five sureties was requested for a sh100m non cash bail plus introductory letters from the their area chairpersons and human resource managers.
However, most of the sureties, including the accused himself, could not tell court the names of their area chairpersons though they had presented introductory letters signed by the same chairpersons.
This prompted her worship Babirye, to retain their national identification cards, instructing Joan Keko who had represented the state prosecutor, to verify and confirm the residence of each surety.
Among the sureties was, Liberty Tumusiime Kamukama working with the ministry of Agriculture, Ramathan Ntungirehi working with National drug authority, Musin Matsiko a headmaster of Basajjabalaba secondary school in Ishaka district, Nadhir Kyeruzi and Shamirah Kekimuli a lawyer.
Pending verification of the bail conditions set by the chief magistrate, Nduhukire was remanded back to Kigo prison, surviving a re-arrest from the waiting police officers.
He faces charges of obtaining money by false pretence, when he allegedly conned an American and Russian nationals of US$4,700,000 in total, having promised to deliver 950kg of gold, which he never fulfilled.
Present, was Margaret Kiweesi who has the powers of attorney to represent the Russian lady, from whom Nduhukire allegedly conned US$4m.
Her worship, Mary Babirye set January 16, 2019 when the hearing of the case would commence, instructing the prosecution side to have been done with investigations by the set date.
During his bail application on Monday, Nduhukire, had beefed up his legal team to include Roberts Friday Kagoro and Fred Muwema to back Wycliff Tumwesige.
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