The grade two magistrate's court in Arua has remanded to prison a man accused of obtaining money by false pretence.
Nelson Cemari, appeared today before Marcelo Alion, the Arua grade one magistrate.
Cemari was charged with obtaining shillings 10 million from Solomon Ayiko, a resident of Arua.
It is alleged that in October this year, Cemari approached Ayiko claiming to be a lawyer working with Oboth and Company advocates.
He took shillings 10 million from Ayiko promising to help him, process a title and letters of administration to his land.
Court heard that when Cemeri received the money in October he didn't process the land title and disappeared from Ayiko forcing him to open a case at Arua police station.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. Cemari, who didn't deny receiving money from Ayiko told court that he helped him secure letters of administration to his land but the land title, had delayed because of bureaucracies in government offices.
Cemari who is the UPC representative from Arua to the National Executive Committee accused some politicians in the district of trying to tarnish his image because he has plans to contest in the coming elections.
He also denied accusations that he was not a qualified lawyer. In her ruling Marcelo Alion, the Arua grade two magistrate remanded the accused to prison.