Kagadi-9 out 10 men who were arrested last week for allegedly stealing road construction materials worth sh25m in Kitemuzi call, Mabaale town council Kagadi district on Thursday appeared in court.
The suspects include Mugoya Ibrahim, Tazenya Muzamiru, Musa Mugombesa, Mukama Muzamiru, Waiswa Aggrey, Mubaraka Nakudo, Baraza Matia, Ngombe Willy and Waiswa Stephen all below 40 years, residents of Kabwoya Sub-County Kikuube District; they were arraigned in Kagadi grade magistrate’s court.
The tenth suspect did not appear in court over unknown reasons.
The Grade I Magistrate, his worship Nsibambi Lwanga, heard that the incident occurred on the 21st of September 2020.
Prosecution also alleges that the victims broke into the site of Shengli Engineering Construction group stealing 25 drums of bitumen from the site in the wee hours of 21 September 2020.
They were found loading the drums and other materials used for road surfacing and roofing in a box body truck registration number UAA 830Y at Kitemuzi West cell in Mabaale town council.
The loot is valued at 25 million Shillings
The accused persons who looked composed before the magistrate pleaded guilty to the charges, saying they had been sent by an undisclosed a business man who did not reveal to them that the materials had been stolen.
In his judgment, the Kagadi grade one Magistrate’s court , his worship Nsibambi Lwanga ordered each of the accused persons to pay a fine of shs 200,000 or be remanded to Kagadi government prison to serve one year each.