Human rights activist further remanded

World Report 2019: Uganda | Human Rights Watch

Renown Human rights  lawyer and Chapter 4 Uganda  Executive Director Nicholas Opiyo  has been further remanded to Kitalya government prison after a grade one magistrate informed him that he lacks jurisdiction (powers ) to handle his bail .

Opiyo who appeared in court via  video conferencing  has been formally  charged before the Anti -corruption court with an offence of money laundering in which the DPP states that by the virtue of his position as ED Chapter 4 Uganda,   he received 340, 000 US dollars well knowing that the said  funds are proceeds of a crime .

However he could not plead to the offence  as it  is only tribal  and boilable by the High court.

Presiding magistrate Moses Nabende   ordered Opiyo  to return to court for mention on the 11th/January 2021.

Meanwhile,  Opiyo’s   lawyer David Mpanga said  his  bail application is fixed for hearing on Wednesday 30th/December before Anti-corruption Highcourt judge Jane Okuo Kajuga.

Opiyo was remanded to prison on 24th/December 20202 by Nakawa magistrates court.

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