Detained NUP Supporters Arraigned In Court Amidst Tight Security

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Detained NUP Supporters Arraigned In Court Amidst Tight Security
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Members of National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi’s aka Bobi Wine campaign team have arrived at Masaka Magistrates Court to be formally charged following their arrest from Kalangala district last week.

The first batch arrived at the court Monday afternoon amid heavy security and was escorted inside.

The second batch of NUP supporters and members arrived minutes later after spending five days in detention.

Among those who appeared in include Musician Nubian Li, Hon Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert’s personal bodyguards  Eddie Mutwe, Bobi Young among others who were part of over 90 people that were arrested in Kalangala.

Police said Monday that a total of 126 people arrested last week in Kalangala District where Bobi Wine had gone to campaign will be charged with six counts.

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, told media at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, that 99 of the suspects, who include members of Bobi Wine private security team, will be charged with assault of police officers, incitement to violence, malicious damage, doing a negligent act likely to spread infectious disease and inconsiderate use of a public road, among others.

According to CP Enanga, 25 of the suspects will be arraigned at Kalangala Chief Magistrate’s Court on the same charges after the Director Public Prosecutions (DPP) sanctioned their files.

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