By Watchdog reporter
Buganda Road Court Grade III Magistrate James Julius Ereemye Mawanda on Tuesday granted bail to two ivory suspects till 25th October 2016 when their case comes back to court for hearing.
Ibrahim Onzima, 24, and Mohammed Kulubale, 23 his co-accused were on Tuesdaygranted bail of Shs2million cash and their sureties bonded at Shs10million not in cash.
The Grace III Magistrate Justice Ereemye while reading the bail application that led to the granting of bail to the accused said that, “Since they are non Ugandans (citizens), they will deposit in court their travel documents.”
Justice Ereemye however, after granting bail to the accused ivory dealers, adjourned the hearing of the case to October 25th on Tuesday.
According to the police and Natural Resource Conservation Network investigations, their findings indicate that the two accused persons are all nationals from the Democratic Republic of Congo and they were on September 15 this year they were arrested in a palatial residence in Kololo in Kampala with 250 kilograms of ivory.
The defence counsel to the accused, Fredrick Mbazira while pleading for the bail of the suspects said that, “Always in court, suspects are branded by their nationalities. In that, I see no reason as to why this honourable court will deny my clients bail.”
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