By Edward Anyoli
The NRM national vice chairpersons youth league northern region and Kampala have been charged with abuse of office and remanded to Luzira prison.
Omodo- Omodo, vice chairperson northern region and Adam Ruzindana (Kampala) were charged Wednesday before the Anti-corruption Court by Principal Magistrate Michael Lagara in a fully packed court, and remanded to Luzira prison after they failed to present substantial sureties. They denied the charges.
Lagara said the sureties presented in court could not be relied on because they lack proper identification.
Omodo- Omodo and Ruzindana had presented Lillian Kamugara, a businesswoman and employee of Agency International, a lawyer, Hassan Sserunjogi; a driver with Tourist Guide, Ibrahim Nsubuga, a shop attendant, Richard Serugo, city businesswoman Jacqueline Susan Mbabazi and another shop attendant, Kassim Saidi.
Only Mbabazi was found to be a substantial surety.
Lagara said much as Mbabazi was a substantial surety, court could not rely on her in case the accused failed to honour their bail.
They were remanded until April 2, when the case will come up for mention.
Prosecution led by Bernadette Nalule and Sam Ojok alleged that the accused and others still at large, being employed by the National Resistance Movement youth league between January and March 2014, in abuse of authority of their offices, did an arbitrary act prejudicial to the interest of their employer.
Prosecution said without the knowledge and consent of the National Resistance Movement(NRM) they fraudulently solicited, for bribe, induced and tricked the National Resistance Movement Party members and mobilisers into signing a petition to convene a delegate conference to challenge to NRM party resolutions.