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Police charges MP Zaake, frees him on bond for treatment

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The bedridden Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake has been granted police bond shortly after being charged with treason and escaping from the custody.

Zaake was last week denied exit at Entebbe International Airport for medical treatment abroad due to lack of clearance from government medical board, a body that is responsible for assessing health conditions of patients who are scheduled to receive treatment at the expense of tax payers’ money and CID the head by Grace AKulo.

The legislator was nabbed at the Airport and taken to Kiruddu Hospital. Police however, released a statement indication that the MP is an escapee and will be given treated in Ugandan medical facilities before charging him.

Conversely, on his sick bed, Zaake has been charged with treason and Escape from the custody.
The MP who is currently under the protection of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence operatives, was later set free to enable him acquire thorough medication. The bond was signed by his layer Nicholas Opio after the Zaake declined to append his signature.

Earlier President of Uganda Medical Association Dr. Ekwaro Obuku informed the press that the medical personnel are already at the hospital to access the health condition of MP Zaake for clearance to leave for further medication.

“I want to make it clear that the issue of Hon. Zaake is not a medical matter anymore, it has become a security and political matter,” he said.
Zaake who was injured in the Arua mayhem as they held their conclusive rallies ahead of the municipality by-election that was won by the then incarcerated candidate Kassiano Wadri. Zaake is alleged to have health complications in his neck and the back.

The legislator is among the group of the 34 suspects who were detained in Gulu police cells. He was reportedly dumped at Rubaga hospital by unknown security men following the deterioration of his health condition. However, President Museveni said he had escaped. His counterparts are facing charges of treason and malicious damage of property.

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