Former UBC Managing Director Paul Kihika has been again remanded at Luzira prison by the Nakawa Chief Magistrates court on charges of giving false information to police.
Kihika who was on Monday this week released on bail by the Anti-corruption coury has been brought by the prison bus this morning to appear before Grade one magistrate Christine Nantege.
He has pleaded not guilty to one count of giving false information and has been remanded to Luzira prison until the 15th/August 2017 as he had no surities in court to apply for bail.
Prosecution States that Kihika allegedly reported a case of theft of his mobile phone at Jinja road police station while falsely accusing the head of media crimes in police Emmanuel Mbonimpa to have stolen it; yet later it was revealed that the officer had just confiscated this phone for purposes of investigations.
This is the second time in a one week row for Kihika to be charged and remanded to Luzira prison, the first being when he appeared before the Anti-corruption ourt on charges of embezzlement and causing a 33.6 million shillings loss to UBC in facilitaing a non-existent official trip to China.
Kihika had on Monday been granted bail by the Anti-corruption court.
Grade One Magistrate Pamella Lamunu had then ordered that he pays 3.5m shs cash, deposit his passport with court, and his surities sign a noncash bond of 30mshs to ensure Kihika’s return to court on Sept 04, 2017.
He was represented by his lawyer Jotham Mugarura who argued the bail application on constitutional grounds, and presented four surities who included family and friends.
Prosecution’s Innocent Aleto informed court that investigations into Kihika’s case are still on going.
Last Wednesday, the former MD was arraigned before court to answer charges of embezzlement, plus an alternative count of causing his employer a financial loss of 9,510 Us dollars.
Court heard that Kihika knowingly received the money between May and August 2014 for an official trip to China which he did not attend, thereby causing UBC a financial loss of 9,510 Us dollars, about 34million shillings in Uganda Currency.
He has since denied the allegation saying the money in question was stolen when his office was broken into and the accountability taken, and that the Directorate of Public Prosecution has also cleared him of the said charges.