By Charity Akullo
Kole Resident District Commissioner (RDC) who is accused of robbing Shs 20,000 from a person with hearing impairment in Lira city has been released on bail.
Johana Omara Olweny has regained temporary freedom after the High Court in Lira granted him non-cash bail of Shs16 million.
Olweny was arrested from Silver Peak Hotel in Lira City on August 13, 2020 by a team of police detectives led by the North Kyoga Regional CID officer, Hamis Mugenyi.
According to the prosecution, the RDC, who was armed on April 3, at Kakoge A in Ojwina Division (Lira City) attacked and tortured a one, Ronald Opio, using a gun and took Shs 20,000 from him.
Olweny was then led to Court where he appeared before Lira Grade 1 Magistrate, Igga Adiru, who read to him two counts of aggravated robbery and remanded him to Lira Central Prison.