Nyanzi also granted bail to Pato arguing that the prosecution had no objections to his application. He noted that Pato's sureties including his father Christopher Kasaija had proved to court that they are substantial having been able to respond to questions that were asked to them.
Patrick Kasaija alias Agaba Pato
Patrick Kasaija alias Agaba Pato has been granted bail. Pato was released on Tuesday by Justice Yasin Nyanzi, of the High Court
Nyanzi granted bail to Pato arguing that the prosecution had no objections
to his application. He noted that Pato's sureties including his father Christopher
Kasaija had proved to court that they are substantial having been able to
respond to questions that were asked to them.
Kasaija’s father and Uncle Richard Kagoro were bonded at
shillings 20 million non-cash.
Other sureties were his friends Ambrose Byona an Accountant and
Arnold Ananura the Managing Director Baka Security Firm were bonded non-cash
bail of 25 million shillings.
Justice Nyanzi asked Pato to deposit a photocopy of the sale agreement of the
area in lower Muwanga Zone in Makindye where his house is built.
At the end of investigations, Pato will deposit his passport with
the Deputy Registrar of High Court, because right now it’s being held by
Special Investigations Unit of Police as inquiries continue.
He has also been directed to report to the Officer in Charge of CID
Kabalagala Police Station once in a month and to the
Deputy Court Registrar effective next month.
Earlier in the morning, his lawyers Mackay Robert and Richard
Rugambwa applied for his bail arguing that he has no criminal record and has
been in jail both in South Africa and Uganda since 2018.
But the State Prosecutor Joanita Twikikirize had no objections to
his application save for asking for stringent terms should court be pleased to
Kasaija is being charged with Kidnapping with intent to
procure a ransom.
The prosecution alleges that Kasaija and others still at
large on May 1st 2013 at Muyenga A Kironde Road in Kampala kidnapped Joan Alupo
Cora with intent to procure a ransom or benefit for her liberation from the
danger of being murdered.
Kasaija was extradited on May 15th, 2019 to face justice in the
murder case of Susan Magara the former Accountant of Bwendeiro Dairy Farm.