Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake has on Friday been remanded to Gulu Prison over treason charges.
He has been remanded by Gulu Chief Magistrate Isaac Kintu until March 14, 2019 when he will return to court for further mention of case.
Zaake was arrested on Thursday evening and detained at Central Police Station in Kampala before being driven to Arua Court today morning.
The legislator was granted a non cash bail of Shs50 million after being charged with escaping from lawful custody.
A few minutes later he was re-arrested and taken to Gulu Court where he has been charged with treason.
In December last year, Zaake was quizzed by police over alleged treason and escape from lawful custody at Arua Central Police Station on August 13. Zaake had been detained following chaos on the last day of Arua Municipality MP by-elections eventually won by Kasiano Wadri.
Wadri replaced slain NRM MP Ibrahim Abiriga.
The youthful MP is among the 35 people currently facing treason charges in Gulu Magistrates Court.
Unlike his co-accused, Zaake had never been to court to respond to charges due to his medical condition at the time.
Prior to leaving the country to get medical treatment abroad in September, 2018, he was formally charged with two counts and granted bail.
He was supposed to appear before the CID on October 5, 2018 but at that time, the lawmaker was still in India for treatment.
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