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BOBI WINE TO BE PRODUCED IN COURT MARTIAL-UPDF

BY OTIM NORBERT

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have reaffirmed its commitment to produce Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to be charged before the military court Martial.

This follows claims by lawyers representing MPs arrested in the Arua violence that army officers denied them access to Bobi.

According to one of the lawyers Asuman Basalirwa told journalists that efforts to access Bobi remained difficult despite expressing intention to meet with the suspect before being paraded in courts of law.

However UPDF Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire says those who wants to see Bobi Wine will access him in the court when it convenes by the close of the Day this Thursday 16th Aug 18.

About the delay to produce him to court, Karemire says its still early to speculate describing the day as still very young.

He will appear before court martial today in Gulu under the chairmanship of Lt Gen Andrew Gutti.

Earlier this Morning we learnt that Gen Gutti left Kampala to Gulu to convene this court.

Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali, on Wednesday told Parliament that Bobi would be charged in the General Court Martial in Gulu on Thursday for allegedly being found in possession of a gun.

The legislator was arrested Monday following the chaos and confrontation with security during the by-election campaigns in Arua Municipality.

The other MPs arrested together with over 25 persons will appear before the Gulu Chief Magistrates Court.

The MPs are: Hon. Gerald Karuhanga Paul Mwiru and Francis Zaake.

Also in custody is one of the candidates in the Arua Municipality MP race, Kassiano Wadri (Ind.,) and former Makindye East MP, Michael Mabikke.Bobi is yet to respond to the claims.

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