By Mukembo Wilfred
Human Rights lawyer, activist and the executive director of Chapter Four Uganda, Nicholas Opiyo has been further remanded to Kitalya Prison until January 11.
Opiyo who appeared before Buganda Road Court magistrate court on a charge of Money laundering via a zoom conference call said he was fine and using the opportunity to offer do pro-bono legal services for other inmates.
Opiyo’s lawyers revealed that they will apply for his bail release on Wednesday this week.
Last week Opiyo was charged with Money laundering case at Nakawa Magistrates court and subsequently remanded to prison.
According to the charge sheet on October 8th, 2020, Nicolas Opiyo through ABSA Bank at Garden City branch on an account number 6004078045 acquired USD 340,000 in the names of Chapter Four Uganda, knowing that the funds were proceeds of crime
Opiyo was arrested at Lamaro restaurant in Kamwokya together with four lawyer while having lunch and subsequently detained at Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Kireka.