Twenty-five people in Apac district have been charged and sent on remand for their role in an attack on a group of Balalo herdsmen in Apac district.
The suspects, who include the Ibuje sub-county LC 3 chairpersons, appeared in court this morning and were charged with four counts of aggravated robbery, theft, malicious damage and inciting the public to commit offence.
Court heard that the accused committed the offences last Sunday at Tarogali parish in Ibuje Sub County, when they robbed more that 100 cattle from Aaron Kagaba. Court also heard that the suspects used dangerous weapons like guns, spears, machetes and axes to execute the crimes.
Felix Omala, the Apac grade one magistrate, ruled that the charges against the suspects are criminal contrary to sections 285 and 286 of the Penal Code Act.
The suspects were not allowed to enter plea because their crimes can only be tried by the high court. The magistrate however advised them to apply to the high court for bail.
They have been sent on remand until November 15th when their case comes up for mention.