Makindye General Court Martial has again denied bail application filed by the head of National Unity Platform Presidential’s (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine’s Private security team, Edward Ssebuufu aka Eddie Mutwe, singer Buken Ali aka Nubian Li and 36 other supporters.
Edie Mutwe and Nubian Li are part of the 124 people who were arrested in Kalangala District last year in December where Bobi Wine had gone to converse for support ahead of the concluded January presidential elections. The group had been released by the Masaka and Kalangala magistrate court. Only 88 were released.
This year they were arraigned before General Court Martial and leveled with charges of illegal possession of four rounds of ammunition. Through their lawyers led by Mr Benjamin Katana and Joseph Turyamusiima, the group applied for bail.
Appearing before the court chairman Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti, their application has again been turned down on grounds that they will continue to incite violence if released.
Prosecution avers that all the accused and others still at large on January 3, at Makerere Kavule Kigundu zone, were found in possession of four rounds of ammunition which is a monopoly of the Defense Forces. However, at the time of the said offence, most of the suspects were in Kitalya Prison where they had been remanded by Masaka chief magistrates Court in December last year.