The General Court in Makindye has released on bail the members of the National Unity Platform led by Buken Ali alias Nubian Li and Edward Ssebuwufu also known as Eddie Mutwe.
These were the remaining supporters and close members of NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine who were arrested in Kalangala last year in December 2020.
It was announced in a statement today afternoon that all the comrades that had been arrested in Kalangala were finally released.
“All our comrades who were arrested last year from Kalangala have been released on bail. These have spent six months while under detention for no crime whatsoever. Thanks to our legal team and everyone who has worked tirelessly to ensure these comrades regain their freedom,” NUP said.
The General Court Martial chairperson that signed their release, Lt. General Andrew Gutti listened to the submissions of both the applicants and respondents to make the decision.
“This court has deliberated on this application and rules as follows; applicants have spent long on remand, in the result, this court finds merit in the application and hereby grants bail to the applicants,” Lt Gen Gutti said in his ruling.
The army court General however set tough limits for their bail, saying that the group should not move beyond Wakiso and Kampala districts without first seeking permission from the court.
They were asked to pay 20 million Ugandan shillings not cash prior to their release. Also, the released members are to report to court twice a month after every two weeks.
“Breach of any of the above terms would lead to automatic cancellation of their bail and they will return to jail,” Lt Gen Gutti ruled.