lifter, Julius Ssekitoleko is out on bond after spending almost a week in custody
at Jinja Road Police Station. His Lawyer Phillip Munaaba says Ssekitoleko
was released this morning after presenting two sureties including his aunt, Pauline
Nakasaga and brother Isma Mawanda.
brother, Isma Mawanda told URN that they are happy with his release.
Kyetuwulira tuwulira esanyu …
Cue out: …mweno embeera yonna”//
The heavy weight lifter, who is battling
charges of "conspiracy to Defraud" vide GEF 674/2021 is expected to
report back to Police on August 4th, 2021. Ssekitoleko 20 was deported from
Japan to Uganda on Friday last week following his disappearance from the
Olympic Village in Izumisano City on July 16th 2021.
He was part of Uganda’s
team that traveled for the Tokyo Olympics. On Tuesday, City
Lawyer Phillip Munaaba petitioned the High Court in Kampala demanding his
unconditional release. Earlier, the CID Spokesperson Charles Twine earlier said
that there is probable fraud of airlifting a person who had not qualified for
Twine said that they had made several inquiries from the National Council of
sports on the same despite the fact that the top administrators are already in
Japan. Ssekitoleko was part of the first batch of athletes that were flagged
off last month to travel to Izumisano city to prepare for the games.
few days to the games, the camp officials informed him that he didn’t qualify
for the Olympics. According to Ssekitoleko, after learning that he had not
qualified, he quickly vanished from the camp in an attempt “to look for a new
life” in Japan. He however, handed himself over to Japan’s authorities a five