The general court martial has released on bail Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe, Dan Magic and other members of the National Unity Platform (NUP) who were arrested in Kalangala last year during Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s campaign trail.
The 18 members have been set free on Monday.
NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi said in a Facebook post, “Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe, Dan Magic and the rest of the reamining team members who were arrested in Kalangala last year have all been released on bail. While this is a sigh of relief, we still have to press on in demanding for the release of all political prisoners held in different prisons across the country. Welcome back comrades.”
Last month, the General Court Martial granted bail to 17 supporters of NUP while 18 others were further remanded.
The Court Martial Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti who released the 17 on a non-cash bail of Shs20 million said they were set free among others, because they were sick and needed treatment outside of detention.
The remaining 18 suspects who include Bobi Wine’s singing partner Nubian Li, his bodyguard Eddy Mutwe were however not released on bail because prosecution told court that their affidavits had not been fully examined.
The group was arrested in December last year and prosecution alleges that all the suspects were on January 3, at Makerere Kavule Kigundu zone found in possession of four rounds of ammunition which is a monopoly of the Defense Forces. Through the court-martial they were charged and remanded to Kitalya prison where they have so far spent over six months.
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