Court heard that on January 7th 2020 while in Kyabuyoro village in Kanungu District, Tumwijukye was found in possession of 185 cartons of assorted contraband cosmetics from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC worth Shillings 9 million.
Tumwijukye and Asiimwe at the Anti Corruption Court in Kampala
people have appeared before the Anti-Corruption
Court in Kampala on charges of possessing prohibited goods contrary to the East
African Community Customs Act. The suspects are Allen Tumwijukyea resident of Mutambuka Road Central
Division in Kabale District and Andrew Asiimwe, a resident of Kihiihi Town
Council in Kanungu District.
The suspects appeared on Tuesday before the Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate, Sarah
Namusobya Mutebi in Kampala. Court heard
that on January 7th 2020 while in Kyabuyoro village in Kanungu District,
Tumwijukye was found in possession of 185 cartons of assorted contraband
cosmetics from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC worth Shillings 9 million.
to prosecution, the contraband cosmetics were being transported by Asiimwe on an Isuzu Elf truck registration number UBD
443Y. The two pleaded not guilty to the
charges and applied for bail through their lawyer, John Paul Rubagumya, saying
the offenses against them are bailable, adding that they have substantial
Tumwijukye presented his sister, Linnet Kansiime, a retail
shop owner in Naguru Go down and Annet Koroba, an agro produce dealer as her
sureties. Asiimwe presented Godwin Odong and Princess Nyikirize, both teachers
at New Age primary school as his sureties.
state prosecutor didn’t object to bail
application but asked court to compel the sureties to provide vital documents
like trading licenses and work identification cards to court. Court granted Tumwijukye
bond of Shillings 1.5 million in cash and Asiimwe one million in cash. Their
sureties executed none cash bond of Shillings 10 million.