The Makindye chief Magistrate,Esther Adikin has denied bail to Shamira Nakiyemba,the wife to incarcerated city socialite Charles Olimi alias Sipapa.
On Monday Sipapa and his wife Shamira appeared before one Magistrate Ms Esther Adikini for mention of their case of aggravated robbery of about she 1.6 billion.
Shamira through her lawyers asked court to grant her bail, pending the hearing of their case ,citing that she is a breastfeeding mother with a fresh wound that still needs treatment.
However,the trial Magistrate Adikini concurred that the charges against Shamira and Sipapa are capital in nature nothing that the two can only be tried in High court , she further remanded them until 10th October ,2022.
“This court has no jurisdiction to hear your bail application. You can try in the High Court and for the sake of the baby, they can take him or her to prison to be taken care of by the mother,” Ms Adikini said.
Sipapa, landed in hot soup after he was accused of stealing cash worth over shs1.6 billion and other tech gadgets from six South Sudan nationals from the same family.
The socialite was arrested last week by police officers at the Directorate of Crime Intelligence for breaking into the residence of one Jacob Arok in Kawuku-Bunga in Kampala on August 28, 2022, and robbing him and his family members.
Sipapa and his wife Shamilah now face six counts of aggravated robbery as charged by Makindye grade one magistrate Lorna Tukundane. The charges are consistent with sections 285 and 286 of the Penal Code Act