By Watchdog reporter
Police in Masaka is in final stages of opening charges against Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze and six other Democratic Party members following last weekend’s scuffle in Masaka when they tried to stage political rally.
Nambooze and team are to be charged with unlawful assembly, inciting violence, vandalising a public vehicle and injuring a police officer.
Others to be charged include; Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga, Busiro East MP Medard Sseggona, former Luweero Woman MP Brenda Nabukenya, Mr Steven Ngobya, Mr Vianny Nduuga and Mr Gonzaga Kagumba. All the suspects temporarily arrested and later released on bond on Sunday.
Nambooze and some DP supporters from Buganda tried to convene a meeting at Tropic Inn Hotel in Masaka Town on Sunday, but police blocked it ,saying the meeting was unlawful.
DP supporters tried to resist and hold the meeting but a combined force of police and UPDF soldiers used tear gas and live bullets to disperse them.
During the scuffle Nambooze was hit by rubber bullets and was brutally treated thus ending up in Mulago Hospital in Masaka.
According to Southern Region Police Commander Latif Zaake, the accused will be produced in court soon after police have gathered enough evidence pinning them.
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