Full Story : Five Bobi Wine/ NUP Supporters Released From Custody in Entebbe

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Five supporters of National Unity Platform-NUP have today been released from police custody in Entebbe municipality. Three were released on police bond while two were produced in Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s Court and granted bail. 

Edward Kalule, Moses Musinguzi, and a suspect only identified as Were were released from Entebbe Police Station Wednesday afternoon while Dennis Luwaga and George Musoke Nsubuga were granted bail in the evening. 

Kalule told Uganda Radio Network-URN that  he and the other four suspects were picked up by plain clothed security operatives last Thursday. Kalule and Luwaga were picked up from the saloon where they work followed by  Musinguzi and Musoke, who are electrical technicians in the neighbourhood. Were, according to Kalule, does  not work in the trading centre. He is however a regular visitor in the area. 

Kalule says that before the raid, some of the plain clothed personnel disguised as clients.

Though he has been released on police bond and expected to return to the police station on March 3rd, 2021, Kalule says the charges against him remain unknown.

However, Luwaga and Nsubuga have been charged with incitement of violence, contrary to section 83, subsection one of the Penal Code Act. 

The state claims that on February 18th, 2021,  the duo and others still at large committed an act of violence to cause breach of peace or injure the members of the public in Kawuku trading centre. The centre is located in Katabi town council, Wakiso district.

They denied the charge while appearing before Grade One Magistrate Naomi Sikoyi.

After taking a plea of not guilty, Sikoyi considered the suspects’ bail application.  State Attorney Jean Nareeba did not object to the bail application. But she asked court to set stringent bail terms to ensure the suspects return to court for hearing of the case.

Sikoya thereafter granted the suspects a non-cash bail of 2 million Shillings  each and non-cash bail of shillings 5 million for each of their sureties.

Meanwhile, Charles Matovu, the Busiro South County MP-elect says people are scared because of the raids.