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Minister Kabafunzaki Assistant Released from Luzira

Hon Hebert Kabafunzaki's assistant Brian Mugabo

Anti-corruption Court Chief magistrate Agnes Alum has Friday released on bail, order Brian Mugabo the aide of suspended junior labor minister Herbert Kabafunzaki; with whom he was remanded last month for soliciting a bribe from tycoon Muhamed Hamid.

Last month the trial magistrate released minister Kabafunzaki and his co-accused Bruce Lubowa after they pleaded not guilty.

Yesterday, view  Mugabo through his lawyer Drake Twebaze applied for bail and presented three sureties who included his mother Jackeline Kyomugisha, viagra dosage one Mark Kayiga a city businessman and Dues Behengana, the LC3 Rwamukyonkyo sub county in Kabale district.

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The state prosecutor Marxim Erizoba objected to this application, fearing that the applicant was likely to jump bail since he is facing serious offences.

The magistrate however, today overruled the objections and granted the applicant a 4 million shillings cash bail, saying the sureties were substantive.

The three sureties were bonded at 40 Million shillings each and the matter adjourned to 18th May when the suspect and his co-accused will reappear for mentioning of their case.

Minister Kabafunzaki, who was recently booted from cabinet by President Yoweri Museveni, faces charges related to corruption whereas Bruce Lubowa and Brian Mugabo are charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Prosecution alleges that on 8th April, at Serena Hotel Kampala, Mugabo participated together with Hon Kabafunzaki in receiving Shs 5million as gratification from Muahamad Hamid for clearing his name on a sexual harassment case by one of his employees.

 

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