Jinja Chief Magistrate, Jessica Chemeri has today released Jinja Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Eric Sakwa on bail.
Sakwa’s proceedings were held via Zoom video conferencing between Jinja Court and Kirinya Prison where he was remanded on April 24, 2020.
According to court, this was done in a bid to observe measures against further spread of coronavirus in Uganda.
Mr Sakwa is accused of manslaughter, robbery and malicious damage to property.
Prosecution alleges that Mr Sakwa, 38, between March 22 and April 17 this year at Lwanda Village in Jinja District, unlawfully caused the death of Charles Isanga, a businessman in the area.
He is jointly charged with two others. They include; Bazimbyewa Bumali alias Chris Umar Dindodi, 19, a mechanic and Mohammed Simba alias Meddie, 31, and a businessman in Jinja.
The trio first appeared before magistrate Ann Kobusingye, who remanded them to prison until May 13.