Army court releases Bobi Wine’s supporters after months in jail

Eddie Mutwe and Nubian Li are freed by army court. Courtesy photo.

Kampala 14, June 2021: All eighteen National Unity Platform (NUP) party supporters who were arrested on 30 December 2020 in Kalangala district are now partially free after the General Court Martial granted them bail.

During a bail application presented before Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti’s army Court on Monday, the prosecution did not object to the bail request.

The chairman of the army Court, Lt. Gen. Gutti soon decreed, by issuing tough bail terms to: Eddy Ssebufu aka Eddie Mutwe, Ali Bukeni aka Nubian Li, Dan Magic, and fifteen others.

They were part of hundreds of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine’s supporters who were arrested by joint security personnel in December during his political campaigns ahead of 14, January 2021 general elections.

The above NUP supporters have been banned from traveling beyond Kampala and Wakiso districts without permission of the Court, they have been directed to report to the same Court twice a month. They were bailed shs20m non cash.

“All we want is our freedom. God is good all the time,” Eddie Mutwe, shortly after he was freed.

He and his colleagues had spent more than 160 days in detention on allegation of illegally having military stores.

Mathias Mpuuga, one of the NUP’s Lawyers and Leader of Opposition in Parliament, said: “We have secured the freedom of our comrades who have been in detention since December 30, 2020.”

Meanwhile, NUP leader, Bob Wine has called for the immediate release of all Ugandans under detention for they have done “nothing whatsoever”.

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