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Court Defers Bail Ruling Application of Woman Arrested With Heroin

The State Attorney Nelly Asiku noted that Namugali did not provide copies of introductory letters from LCI Chairpersons to confirm that Madolo and Wamboga reside in Kyengera Town Council and Lugonjo-Nakiwogo.

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The Entebbe Chief Magistrate's Court has deferred the bail ruling application of a 36-year-old woman who was arrested for allegedly possessing and attempting to traffic heroin.

Susan Lillian Wanyenze was arrested on January 8 at Entebbe International Airport while travelling to New Delhi, India. She was intercepted by aviation police officers at the baggage screening area and found in possession of 6 kilograms of heroin, which were hidden at the bottom of the bag. 

On Jan 18, she appeared before the Chief Magistrate‚Äôs Court and was charged with unlawful possession of narcotic drugs and remanded to Kigo Prison.   

On Wednesday, Wanyenze's lawyer Julius Namugali Gazza applied for bail on grounds that his client had been on remand for 96 days.  He also added that Wanyenze has substantial sureties who include her paternal Uncle James Wamboga and Brother Albert Madolo.

However, State Attorney Nelly Asiku noted that Namugali did not provide copies of introductory letters from LCI Chairpersons to confirm that Madolo and Wamboga reside in Kyengera Town Council and Lugonjo-Nakiwogo.

Asiku asked the court to deny bail to the accused. He added that the trial should instead start since investigations have been completed.

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However, Namugali said that the charge against his client is bailable.

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The Entebbe Chief Magistrate Juliet Nakitende however said that she will rule on the bail application next week.