13 NUP supporters remanded for obstructing police on duty

LIRA: Lira grade one Magistrate on Tuesday set to remand 13 supporters of the National Unity Platform (NUP) to Lira Government Prison on charges of obstructing police officers on duty.

The presiding magistrate, Igga Adiru heard that the suspects while at Alito Sub-county in Kole District on December 11, 2020 resisted and blocked Augustine Oluga and other police officers from executing their duties.

The thirteen charged included two women (featured) who were arrested at Bobi Wine’s presidential campaign rally in Kole.

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All the 13 however denied the charges against them in court.

Through their lawyer, Ms Betty Alum, their attempt to be freed on bail ended futile.

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“I am acting on behalf of the accused persons and I am praying for an order of release of the vehicles, and a motorcycle belonging to the accused persons. Your honor, I am instructed to apply for bail for the accused persons as well,” Ms Alum told our correspondent.

The charged have been ordered to return to court on December 23, 2020 for bail applications hearing.

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