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Oyam NRM Spokesperson Granted Court Bail

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The Apala Magistrate’s Court, sales in Alebtong district today granted bail to embattled Oyam district NRM publicity secretary Phillips Jakayo Ogile, page who was last week remanded to prison on charges of robbery and assault.

The Apala Grade One magistrate Semaganda Grace granted Ogile and his two co accused identified as Odur Tom and Odongo Samuel a cash bail of 200,000shillings each.

Magistrate Semaganda agreed with the accused, who cited bail as a constitutional right and were the sole breadwinners of their respective families.

The presiding magistrate further bonded each of the six sureties of the accused a non cash bail of UGx 1million.

While granting the accused bail, the magistrate used the occasion to warn tribal clan courts against passing harsh sentences on their members and violating human rights.

Prosecution alleges that Ogile and two others on 18th May 2017, at Abako sub-county, Alebtong district, claiming to be acting on the orders of the Odyek-Onywal-Iceng clan court, took into their possession without authorization livestock and a bicycle belonging to a resident of the area.

The state prosecutor adds that the accused also inhumanly subjected the same individual to several strokes of the cane causing severe bodily injuries.

Ogile and his co accused will reappear before court on the 19th June 2017 for mention of the case.

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