Over 40 National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters including those arrested in Kalangala on 30th December 2020 have, on Friday, been charged with unlawful possession of ammunition in the court martial.
Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe, others charged with unlawful possession of live ammunition. The charge sheet states that the live ammunition was found on 4th January 2021. The suspects were arrested 4 days earlier on 30th December 2020
The General Court Martial in Makindye remanded 49 supporters of the NUP to Kigo and Kitalya government prisons until January 19, 2021.
The suspects were arraigned before court presided over by Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti and charged with illegal possession of ammunition. Prosecution alleges that the accused persons and others still at large on January 3, 2021 while at Makerere Kavule, Kigundu Zone, Kawempe Division were found in possession of four rounds of ammunition of an AK-47 rifle, which is the monopoly of the defence forces.
The accused persons who have been arraigned in court include the head of NUP presidential candidate Bobi Wine’s personal security detail; Edward Ssebufu alias Eddie Mutwe and best friend Ali Bukeni alias Nubian Li. Others are Rachael Tusiime Akiiki, Saphinah Nansove, Jamirah Namwanje Kalyango, Hassan Ssemakula alias Abdul Souldier, Kenny Kyalimpa, Mudde Ntambi, William Nyanzi alias Mbogo, Lukeman Mwijukye alias Kampala, Miiro John, Muhammad Nsubuga alias Edobozi.
Others are William Ntege alias Kyuma Kyayesu, Adam Matovu, Shakirah Nambozo alias Sukie, Ibrahim Tamale, Muzafuru Mwanje alias Main Gate alias Muwa, Ismail Nyanzi Kaddu, Stanley Kafuko alias Kysta, Achileo Kivumbi, Joseph Onzima alias Tawa and among others.
At the court martial, the accused’s lawyers Medard Lubega Sseggona, Benjamin Katana and Chrystom Katumba were blocked from accessing court premises. journalists were blocked from accessing court