By Martha Nakimuli
City tycoon Hassan Bassajabala smoked a cigarette at the Anti-Corruption after he was remanded back to Luzira Prison following the cancellation of his bail under exceptional circumstances .
The Chief Magistrate Irene Akankwasa remanded Basajabalaba and his brother Muzamiru Basajabalaba to Luzira and said that they were free to appeal to the High Court if they wished .
“This case is of exceptional circumstances in view of the subject matter. The accused’s bail is cancelled and remanded in custody. They can apply for bail before the High Court.” She said
All this came after state prosecutors , Lillian Omara and Barbara Kawuma told court that they had instructions from the DPP to have the case of the two tried by the High Court.
In anger and out of disappointment ,Basajabalaba lit a cigarette and smoked it awaiting being whisked to Luzira once again.
The are accused of forging a consent judgement that led to the payment of more than Shs142 billion following the cancellation of his market tenders in the city by the government.
Basajjabalaba allegedly forged a consent judgment which shielded him from paying sh20.1bn in taxes accruing from his sh142bn compensation for the city markets.