Kabale Councilor Remanded Over UGX 2M Loan

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Sunday was dragged to court by Nyabikoni Biika Oguze Limited, a village savings and credits cooperative for alleged failure to service a loan he acquired two years ago.

Sunday John Peter, the LC III councilor Nyabikoni ward in Kabale municipality is in trouble for alleged failure to pay back a loan of 2.8 million shillings. The councilor appeared before Charles Khadis, the Kabale grade two magistrate on Monday who remanded him to Ndorwa government prison until March 20th when he will appear before the Kabale chief magistrate’s court.
 
Sunday was dragged to court by Nyabikoni Biika Oguze Limited, a village savings and credits cooperative for alleged failure to service a loan he acquired two years ago. It came after Sunday ignored an earlier court directive from civil suit civil suit number 108 of 2013 to pay up the loan.
 
As a result, court issued a warrant leading to the arrest of the councilor by bailiffs from Solab Associates and Auctioneers in Mwanjari Southern division this morning. While appearing in court, Sunday asked court to set him free and to enable him look for the money his pleas fell on deaf ears.
 
The magistrate committed the councilor to the chief Magistrates where he will appear on the 20th of March 2014. 

 

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