By Stuart Yiga.
Drama yesterday ensued in and outside Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court when police besieged it and re-arrested four Bulgarian nationals who had been granted bail Tuesday night.
One of the suspects; Ivan Ganchev Emilov put the situation at court to a standstill when he started roaring like a lion, after seeing police officers bring hand cuffs to take him back to jail yet he had been granted bail.
He repeatedly shouted on top of his voice until police failed to handcuff him. He later accepted to be taken alongside his co-accused at around 8:30pm.
The suspects had been granted bail on Tuesday by Chief Magistrate Sylvia Nabaggala.
Milen Katsarski, Adrian Dimitrov, Ivan Ganchev Emilov and Anton Ivanov were detained last month as they were withdrawing money from an ATM machine at Stanbic Bank in the capital suburb of Nateete.
After court bailed them out, they first remained holed up in one of the Buganda Road court’s courtrooms and refused to come out of the court premises, after their lawyer Charles Dalton Oponya, disclosed to them that he had got a hint that police were planning to re-arrest them.
The four suspects who are facing over 30 counts of forgery, allegedly used a microchip and a phone battery and gained access to all the bank customers’ accounts, and after they picked the accounts holding huge sums, they made fabricated ATM cards and withdrew the money.
After changing them into dollars, the Bulgarians wired the money to bank accounts in their home country.