LIRA – Lira Magistrates Court has granted on cash bail to six National Unity Platform (NUP) leaders who were arrested in Loro Town council, Oyam district on Thursday, November 12.
The suspects include NUP Deputy President in charge of Northern Uganda Dr. Lina Zedriga Waru.
The suspects appeared in Lira Chief Magistrates Court on Friday, November 13, before Grade One Magistrate Susan Adelo, and charged with two offences; failure to wear faces masks and overcrowding in a vehicle.
The suspects pleaded not guilty to the offences and were released on a cash bail of sh100, 000 and their six sureties bonded at shs5,000,000 each, non-cash.
Upon the arrest, the party President Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine showed his grief as his Deputy was locked in a cell of male inmates.
“In Oyam, after a massive reception, the RPC of this region, one Nkore Paul could not stomach it. He arrested Deputy President in charge of Northern Uganda Dr. Lina Zedriga Waru and several other comrades and detained them at Lolo police station. They are all detained in a small crowded cell. Moreover she is detained in the same cell with men,” Bobi Wine posted.