Hoima City Councillor, Eight Others Charged for Robbery

By Peter Abanabasazi
The Hoima Grade One Magistrate Winnie Nankya has charged nine people including the Hoima West Division female councilor at Hoima City Council, Margret Monday for malicious damage, robbery and assault.

The other suspects include Jane Magezi, the former Hoima Municipal councilor, Shaban Businge, James Byaruhanga, Patrick Kazimbiraine, Joseph Bamusoni, Karyango and Robert Ahura.

They were arrested on Wednesday morning and detailed at Hoima police station shortly before they appeared before court.
Prosecution told court that the suspects committed the offences during the 2021 general elections period.
Prosecution notes that the suspects attacked the camp of the former Hoima City Mayoral race candidate in the 2021 elections Grace Mary Mugasa in different parts of Hoima City and assaulted her supporters, robbed Sh20million and destroyed unspecified property.

Appearing before court the suspects, denied the charges and requested for court bail.
Magistrate Nankya granted the suspects the bail and adjourned the hearing of the case to February 17, 2021.

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