Gulu Magistrate’s Court has ordered for private medical treatment for ailing Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi moments after he was leveled with charges of treason and malicious damage of property.
Kyagulanyi was appearing before Justice Yunus Ndiwalana moments after general court martial chairman Lt Gen. Andrew Guti had just dropped charges of illegal possession of firearms and rounds of ammunitions.
“It is fair and equitable that the accused person be tried in a civil court where he is to be charged with other suspects. This court, therefore, terminates proceedings against Hon Robert Kyagulanyi. You are set free unless charged with other cases,” ruled Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti.
The legislators who was walking on support of crutches, was charged with treason and remanded to Gulu prison.
Defence lawyer Medard Segona, told Court that Kyagulanyi among Night Asara, Abora Jane (on remand) suffers from severe injuries inflicted on them during their arrested that was executed by Special Forces Command (SFC) and police.
“This court as a custodian of Justice cannot sit back as the health of the accused deteriorates, you are however, remanded to Gulu prison till 30th of this month,’” he ruled.
Prosecution averred that on august 13, 2018 Kyagulanyi and 32 others in Arua and others parts of Uganda with the intent to harm president Museveni shamshed rear screen of fountain of honors car that was in procession after holding their respective final rallies ahead of the recently concluded Arua municipality by-election.
Robert Kyagulanyi was arrested along, MP elect for Arua municipality Kassiano Wadri, Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake, Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga, Jinja East MP Paul Mwiru, former MP Michael Mabikke, Fred Nyanzi, Candidate Kassiano Wadri, journalists and other.