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Court Releases ‘Kidnapped’ Reverend On Bail

Nakawa chief magistrates court has released on bail Reverend Isaac Mwesigwa who is accused of giving false information to police relating to his purported kidnap

Chief Magistrate Ruth Babasa on Friday released Mwesigwa on a cash bail of one million shillings after considering that all the sureties presented before her were substantial.

Through his lawyer Kumbuga Richard, the Reverend asked for bail on grounds that he is currently receiving treatment at Mengo hospital over abdominal pain.

He also asked to be released on a non cash bail, being that he is a student at Uganda Christian University.

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Since the state prosecutor in the matter Christine Apolot didn’t rise an objection to the application, the magistrate released the suspect.

The three sureties presented by Mwesigwa, who included his mother Tabbitha Dembe, were ordered to execute a non cash bond of 5million shillings each.

Mwesigwa was ordered to report back on the on March 2nd as inquiries into his case carry on.

Prosecution alleges that on the 12th February 2020 at Naguru anti-terrorism police, Mwesigwa told false information to police that he had been kidnapped by unknown assailants, whereas not.


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