Parliament pigs youth released from prison



Court in Uganda on Friday released two youth accused of dumping 10 yellow and blue painted piglets at the gate of parliament a week ago.

Buganda Road grade one magistrate Marion Mangeni released Ferdinand Luta and Joseph Lukwago from Luzira prison where they have been on remand for a week now.

They were released on a cash bail of Shs500,000 each and Shs5m not cash for each of the four sureties they presented.

The magistrate however put a condition on releasing the two to maintain peace and turn up in court for their trial. State prosecutor Elizabeth Nandala has informed that investigations in the matter are complete and they are ready for a hearing which she has proved by presenting four witnesses in court.

The magistrate set the hearing on October 18 even after the suspects denied the charges.

According to prosecution, the two youth who belong to the Jobless Brotherhood group committed the office of causing a common nuisance and cruelty to animals on on September 15.

The two were protesting government’s decision to give Shs200 million for each MP’s vehicle and the “indifference” of peoples’ representatives.

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