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Treason case: Bobi Wine, others return to court

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Added 1st October 2018 07:55 AM

The suspects reappear before Gulu Magistrates Court for mention of their case.

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The suspects reappear before Gulu Magistrates Court for mention of their case.

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Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and more than 30 others are back in court today in Gulu, northern Uganda.

The suspects, 33 of whom were granted bail in August after being charged with treason, are reappearing before Gulu Magistrates Court for mention of their case.

They are implicated in the attack of the President's motorcade in the runup to the August 15 Arua Municipality by-election.

The suspects include other legislators – Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality), Paul Mwiru (Jinja East) and Kassiano Wadri (Arua Municipality).

Another legislator, Francis Zaake (Mityana Municipality), did not appear in court, but early September had Police prefer charges of treason and unlawful escape from custody against him.

The bedridden legislator was then released on Police bond.

Zaake reportedly declined to sign the Police bond form, which required him to report at the Criminal Investigations Department headquarters this week on Wednesday (October 3).

Both Zaake and Bobi Wine were allowed to fly out to India and USA, respectively, for specialised treatment following their incarceration.

While Bobi Wine returned home 11 days ago, Zaake is expected back this week.

 

Bobi Wine's return was punctuated by a heavy security presence within parts of Kampala and the way leading to Entebbe International Airport.

The legislator's supporters celebrated his return, and many flocked to his home in Magere, Wakiso district to welcome him back.

Meanwhile, his bodyguard, Edward Ssebuufu, was charged with treason by Gulu Grade One magistrate Yunus Ndiwalana on September 11.  He was charged alongside a one Musa Ssenyange.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Bobi Wine arrived at the court wearing a dark suit, red shirt and a symbolic red beret, and was received by his lawyers and supporters.



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