My dad is a good man, says Sheilah Gashumba

Sheilah and her father

NTV “The Beat” presenter has praised the heavens upon the release of her father and uncle from prison after being arrested by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence [CMI] last week.

“God is Good!! My father has been taken to court after one week of not seeing a lawyer or relatives. He has been given a non-cash Bail!” Sheilah rejoiced on Monday.

Her father Frank Gashumba and uncle Innocent Kasumba were charged at Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court with impersonation, forgery, unlawful possession of narcotics and conspiracy to commit a felony.

They have been in detention at Special Investigations Unit [SIU] in Kireka.

Magistrate James Mawanda Eremye ordered the accused to pay Shs20 million non-cash bond and released them from prison.

Their sureties who include Hon. Joseph Sewungu Gonzaga (MP Kalungu West), Sebagala Kigozi (Businessman), Musoke Emanuel (former LC5 Chairman Kalungu District) were also asked pay Shs20m non cash.

Frank and his co-accused

Magistrate Eremye adjourned the hearing to November 20, 2017.

“The truth will always set us free!” said Sheilah who last week tried to defend her father to no avail.

She added: “Hey dad, I want you to know that you are a good man and no one should ever make you feel any less or make you feel different!”

Prosecution alleges that on September 12, 2017 at Tulip Golden Hotel with intent to defraud Kolgwan M Dirutop and Manu Meerscghman of Holland origin, Gashumba falsely represented himself as Col Okello Francis, the  director of logistics under the ministry of defence and veteran affairs whereas not.

He tried to obtain money from them pretending to offer contracts of supplying trucks, troop carrier, heavy machines, water tanks, among others.