National
NRM youth chairpersons remanded
Publish Date: Mar 26, 2014
NRM youth chairpersons remanded
Chairperson National Resistance Movement (NRM) Womens League Jacqueline Mbabazi (right) with the accused after they were sent to Luzira. Photo/Tony Rujuta
  • mail
  • img
newvision

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.
                    

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Domestic violence
Domestic violence is ranking highly among the leading causes of malnutrition in children in Kisoro and other districts of western Uganda, hence becoming a prevalent social problem....
Mbabazi meetings: lawyers meet Police
The Police legal department were on Tuesday afternoon locked up in a meeting with former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi’s legal team at the Police headquarters at Naguru....
Schools told to start EAC clubs
Schools in Uganda have been advised to start forming East African Community (EAC) clubs for strengthened integration of youths into EAC affairs....
Uganda tightens border checks over illicit brew
Ugandan authorities have tightened checks on the importation of alcohol from Kenya as authorities in Nairobi intensify the crackdown on illicit brew that has killed over 80 people since last year....
Rising child prostitution worries Bugiri activists
Human rights activists in Bugiri district are concerned about the continued rise in trafficking of underage girls into commercial sex....
Dr Mungherera retires from civil service
Dr Margaret Mungherera, a long-serving medical practitioner has retired from civil service after 31 years. Mungherera, who has been a senior consultant psychiatrist at Mulago, revealed at a meeting in Kampala on Monday that her tenure had come to an end on June 30....
Do you think Ugandan graduates are the worst in the region?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter