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Pato Released on Bail

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.
30 Jul 2019 17:39
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 Criminal Division.

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 release him.

 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.

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