By Andrew Ssenyonga
WAKISO – Three of the suspected rebels linked to the new rebel group, “Revolutionary Forces for the Liberation of Uganda” (RFLU) will today appear in Nabweru court, Wakiso district.
Moses Kamuswaga , Ali Matovu and Richard Kakiiza, all members of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, were arrested last month in parts of Wakiso district and Kawempe division.
The trio first appeared at Nabweru court before Grade One Magistrate Hope Bagyenda on October 19 and were charged with treason.
Following court hearing, they were remanded to Luzira Prison, set to return to court for further hearing today.
Kamuswaga’s arrest followed an October 2012 at his home in Maganjo town along Bombo road, when a teargas canister dangerously blasted part of his hand as he attempted to test it.
According to the Nabweru court registrar, Kamuswaga appeared in court with his hand dressed in a white bandage after receiving treatment from Mulago Hospital.
Police intelligence got Kamuswaga while boarding a taxi to Mityana for refugee while Matovu and Kakiiza were got in different parts of Wakiso district.
Police said during the arrests of the suspects they recovered several teargas canisters and live ammunition.
Kamuswaga, who was paraded before the press at Kawempe Police Station last month, alleged that he and other youth groups were taken to neighbouring South Sudan for military training last month to acquire skills on how to use several types of ammunition.
“We were taken to South Sudan by some people I cannot reveal now. They took us to acquire skills in using several guns and other types ammunition so that we can topple the ruling government someday,” he alleged.
He later disclosed that many of his colleagues are in Kiseka market while others are scattered in various parts of the country.
During police interrogation, Kamuswaga also claimed that all their activities are sponsored by the Forum for Democratic Party (FDC)’s leader, Col. Kizza Besigye.