JAILED KISORO DISTRICT NRM BOSS DENIED BAIL AGAIN
By Ambrose Kweronda
Jailed Kisoro district NRM Vice Chairperson Ramadhan Ndikuyeze has once again been denied bail.
Ndikuyenze, 50 years was remanded to Ndorwa government prison last week by the chief magistrate’s court on charges of aggravated trafficking of persons.
Prosecution led by Edwin Amanya, told the Court that, Ndikuyeze being a public officer between the months of September 2021 and November 2021 recruited 17-year-old Sarah Mbabazi, by means of abuse of power or position of vulnerability for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Amanya further told the court that they are finalizing inquiries into the case and are still unable to start hearings because the key witness is still undergoing Witness protection and Psycho-social support in the capital, Kampala.
The prominent businessman who is also the LCIII counciloir for central division was thus denied bail by his Worship Derrick Byaruhanga for the second time.
The Directorate of CID is actively investigating an alleged case of Aggravated Defilement and procurement of Abortion, against a 17-year-old female S.3 student, in one of the schools in Kisoro district, by Ndikuyezi Ramathan, a prominent Estate and fuel dealer in Kisoro district.
The facts gathered indicate that during the COVID lock down, the victim approached the accused for a job at his petrol station.
The accused instead promised her a job in his estate business. It is during one of the inspections of his estate business, that they allegedly got involved and started a love affair till April 2022, when the victim realized she was pregnant and tried to abort secretly, with the help of a medical person in Kisoro.
Due to much fear for her parents, the victim left for Kampala and got a job as a maid at Musawo’s in Bukasa. She however, developed complications and was rushed to Quatum Medical Facility, where it was established that the fetus was still stuck in her womb. The victim was transferred to Nsambya Hospital for better treatment.
Although the victim claims she is 19, her parents claim she is 17 years.
But His Worship Byaruhanga in his ruling about the bail application said that since the victim is on psychosocial support and the file is still with the DPP, it’s hard to hear the bail application.
He therefore remanded the suspect back to Ndorwa government prisons until October 25th 2022 when he will reappear in court for hearing of the case and bail application.
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