April 15, 2024

Retired UPDF officer rearrested for defilement after being granted bail

By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)

Lira

Lira grade one magistrate court remanded retired UPDF officer, Stephen Ainemugisha over defilement shortly after Lira high court released him on bail over allegations of commiting aggravated trafficking of an 18 year old girl

Ainemugisha through his lawyer Raymond Ongom had applied for a court
bail before Lira resident Justice Duncan Gaswaga.

Ongom asked court to release Ainemugisha on grounds that he needed to
pay school fees for children under his care who had not yet reported
back to school.

He also argued that Aine is a prominent person who worked at a level
of a Lt. Col in the UPDF and cannot easily disappear if granted bail.

Ongom said they have filed a habeas corpus demanding to know the
whereabouts of the girl whom Aine was accused of trafficking and whose
whereabouts, mother is not aware of, since she is supposed to return
back to school.

Lira resident state attorney Peter Amalu asked court not to release
Aine, accusing him of using a phone registered in the names of Ambrose
Olik Kibuka to call and threaten witnesses in the case.

Amalu said Aine’s case is capital in nature and is carries a maximum
sentence of life imprisonment.

Justice Duncan Gaswaga agreed to release Aine on bail for lack of
evidence to pin him.

His sureties Katel Kena Musa a resident of Kamswahili, Lira city East
division and Okullo Joseph, a resident of Obutowelo cell, Lira city
West division were told to pay 10 million shillings each should Aine disappear.

He released Aine on a cash bail of court 1 million shillings.

Consequentely, upon being bailed, another case was levied on him for defiling a minor before he could report back for answering to the old case.