COURT | KAMPALA: 18 National Unity Platform supporters including Robert Kyagulanyi’s singing partner, Ali Buken Ali alias Nubian Li, Eddy Ssebufu aka Eddie Mutwe will today return to the General Court Martial in Makindye for their bail application ruling.
The group which has now spent six months in detention has on several occasions seen their bail application denied over unclear reasons. These were arrested in Kalangala last year in December while on Bobi Wine’s campaign trail, and later detained in Masaka.
They were later aligned before the General Court Martial in Makindye where they were charged with unlawful possession of ammunition for being found with four AK47 rifle bullets in Makerere.
Two weeks ago, the army court released 18 of them on bail, excluding Nubian Li Eddie Mutwe, and 16 others. Lt Gen Andrew Gutti directed that the 18 be released on bail after the army prosecutors told court that they had no objection to the bail application by the group.
The remaining group was denied bail after army prosecutors led by Maj Samuel Maserejje told court that affidavits for their bail application had not been fully examined and asked court for more time to be able to look through them.