Gulu Court bails Mityana Municipality MP, Zaake Francis


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The Member of Parliament for Mityana Municipality, Francis Zaake has been released on bail by the Gulu High Court on Monday morning.

Zaake had spend more than one week on remand at Gulu main prison.

The opposition MP, an ally of Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, aka Bobi Wine, was arrested on February 21 from Kampala and whisked to Arua.

He was later produced in Gulu High Court, bailed and rearrested from where he was then remanded to Gulu main prison.

Zaake was released on a non cash bail of 5,000,000 (Five Million Shillings Only) by Gulu High Court Judge Stephen Mubiru.

His three sureties; Muwanga Muhammmed Kivumbi, Nnamirembe Bridget Ndagire and Daniel Mugambwa each with non cash of 10,000,000 million Uganda shillings.

Zaake was represented by Counsel Komakech Andrew Kilama and Counsel Tony Kitara.

Meanwhile, the State was represented by Gulu Resident State Attorney [RSA], Patrick Omia.

According to statement released by AIGP Grace Akullo, Zaake was arrested for jumping police bond granted to him in 2018 for treason case.

The treason case, whose consequence is death on conviction, stemmed from the violent incident during Arua Municipality MP by-election where other 35 suspects, including Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), Jinja Municipality MP, Paul Mwiru, Arua Municipality MP, Kasiano Wadri among others were arrested and charged with the same grave offense.

Reporting by David Okema & Komakech Jimmy in Gulu town.


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