In the suspension letter, Stephen Okello, the Executive Director of NGO Bureau explained that Chapter Four Uganda had been closed together with 53 other Non-Governmental Organizations for alleged failure to comply with the legislation regulating their operations.
On Tuesday, Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana has fixed the date after the parties in the matter appeared before the court and told him that they had complied with his previous orders requiring them to make written submissions before they can be given a judgment date.
Opiyo had been accused of fraudulently receiving a sum of USD 340,000 (1.2 billion Shillings) through the Chapter Four Uganda account in Stanbic Bank. The state said that the money was proceeds of crime and was subsequently arraigned before the courts and remanded to Kitalya Prison.
Opiyo had been accused of fraudulently receiving a sum of USD 340,000 (1.2 billion Shillings) through the Chapter Four Uganda, account in Stanbic Bank. The state said that the money was proceeds of crime. Prior to being arraigned in the court, Opiyo had been arrested by security operatives from Kamokya, in the outskirts of Kampala.
However, the DPP through State Attorney Stephen Ariong opposed Opiyo's application relying on an affidavit of Stanley Baine who argued that due to COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the nation wide lockdown, it slowed down the movement of investigators in gathering vital evidence.