Dodovico Mwanje alias Dodo and 15 other co-accused have been released on a cash bail of 2 m/= each by Makindye grade one court magistrate Prosy Katushabe.
The 22 accused persons are facing charges of malicious damage, conspiracy to commit a felony in which prosecution alleges that, they participated in demolishing St Peters church in Ndeeba.
Makindye Grade One Magistrate has granted the 15 persons accused of demolishing Ndebba C.O.U church a cash bail of two million shillings each and each surety 100m/= non-cash
Katushabe said she had based her reasons for bail their rights, having presented substantial sureties and the state having failed to present evidence that the accused will interfere with the investigations among other grounds.
The 15 suspects include, Dodovico Mwanje alias Dodo, SSP Agero Rashid, SP Epedu David, SP Odero Martin, ASP Isabirye Kaloli, ASP Mugera Yeko Kato, AIP Kiro Anthony, Clp Kasure Richard, Bulega Ali, Ivan Katongole, Naika Richard, Kiberu Hamuz, Maruti Bashir, Bossa Munniru, Kawoonya Muhhamed, and Ali Mukwaya.
It was during the same court session that magistrate Prossy, however declined to grant prosecutions’ application where they wanted all lawyers for the accused persons to present their practicing licenses. Which court declined to grant.
However other seven Dodovico co-accused namely Ssekito Badru, Mutebi Abas, Kisirinya James, Mujuzi Andrew, Kalika Ali, and Matovu Simon failed to get bail after late application.
Lawyers for the accused were pleased with the ruling.
Prosecution led by counsel Nakato Lydia informed court that enquires are still ongoing in this matter on this she prayed to court for more time.
The 22 suspects are facing offences of malicious damage, theft, disobeying lawful orders, and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The offences were committed between March 2020 and 10th August 2020 a round Kampala district when they allegedly demolished St. Peter’s Church of Uganda in Ndeeba.