Judge Declines To Hear Obey Bail Application

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This was the second attempt for the former Public Service ministry principle accountant Christopher Obey, to apply to be released on bail after the first attempt was rejected by another judge Margarate Tibulya.

Anti-Corruption Court judge Lawrence Gidudu, has declined to hear the bail application filed by jailed former Public Service ministry principle accountant Christopher Obey. 

This was the second attempt for him to apply to be released on bail after the first attempt was rejected by another judge Margarate Tibulya, on grounds that he would bribe witnesses just like he did in the earlier collapsed pension case.
 
Justice Gidudu wrote a note that he attached on Obey's bail application and gave him two options to choose from. He advised Obey to either head to the Court of Appeal and apply for bail or reapply before Justice Tibulya, who earlier turned his bail plea down.
 
By press time, it was not clear which option Obey was to choose in a bid to regain his freedom.
 
The remaining two pension suspects on remand Jimmy Lwamafa (former permanent secretary public service ministry) and Stephen Kunsa Kiwanuka (former Director Research & Development.) had not reapplied to be released on bail.
 
The trio suspects' bail was recently cancelled and remanded to Luzira Prison after they were committed to the High Court to stand trial for their fraudulent budgeting of over Shillings88billionof civil servants pension contribution to National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and yet public servants do not contribute to NSSF.
 
They face charges ranging from; causing financial loss, abuse of office, false accounting to conspiracy to defraud government.