Makindye General Court Martial (GCM) has released 17 members of the National Unity Platform (NUP) after spending five months in prison. The released are part of the 36 NUP supporters who have been incarcerated at Makindye Military prison.
Appearing before the Chairman of GCM Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti the 18 gained temporary freedom however court declined to release the head of Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine’s private security team Edward Ssebuufu aka Eddie Mutwe, singer Ali Buken aka Nubian Li, Sir Dan Magi and other 15 suspects. Court has been adjourned to June 8, 2021.
The released include; Mudde Ntambi Robinson, Kafuko Stanley, Sekiranda Samson, Najja Sharifu, Katumba Robert, Mpanga Charles, Kyabagu Geserwa, Kigongo Fisal and Mulimira Musa.
Others are; Mutumba Sam, Mukasa Hussein, Sunday John Bosco , Tamale Fahad, Murusha Bashir, Nyanzi William, Matovu Adam and Nsubuga Muhamad.
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 but only 88 were set free.
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.