Elly Apenyo, 29-year-old businessman and his colleagues Denis Olwa 40-year-old social worker were arrested on Monday and detained at Lira Central Police Station till Friday afternoon when they were paraded before court.
The Grade One court
sitting in Lira has remanded to prison two men arrested for impersonating
state house anti-corruption staff.
Elly Apenyo, a 29-year-old
businessman and his colleagues Denis Olwa, a 40-year-old social worker were arrested
on Monday and detained at Lira Central Police Station till Friday afternoon
when they were finally arraigned before court.
Through their lawyer
Isaac Okae of Okae Basalirwa, Kakerewe and Co. Advocates, the accused persons applied
for bail but their bail application was not heard on guidance of the state
Lameck Omara, the state
attorney prayed for adjournment before saying he is not fit to handle the
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Hilary T. Murangira, the
magistrate remanded the accused persons to a later date when they will appear
before the same court for bail application hearing.
Reacting to this, Counsel
Okae argued that the development is not only abusing the rights of the accused
persons but also delaying them justice.
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The accused persons who allegedly claimed to have come from State House Anti- corruption unit, called Moses Otim,
the personnel officer at Dokolo District Local Government claiming Otim is being investigated
for extorting money from candidates in the recent recruitment of teachers in
The complainant alerted
an army officer who arrested them and took them to Lira Central Police Station. However, the complainant himself has also been arrested on guidance of the Anti- Corruption
Unit as an accomplice to the crime although he did not appear in court on Friday.
The duo is charged with
three counts of offense; impersonation contrary to section 381 of the Penal
Code Act (PCA), uttering false documents and obtaining money by false presence contrary
to section 351 and 305 of the Penal Code Act. Both accused persons pleaded not
guilty to all charges.