Buken Ali the singing partner of former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Nubian Li, Kyagulanyi’s bodyguard Eddy Ssebufu alias Eddie Mutwe, producer Daniel Brenny Oyerwot alias Dan Magic and several others have been granted bail by Makindye Army Court today.
The released were the remaining supporters and close members of the NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine’s team that was arrested in Kalangala, in December 2020.
“Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe, Dan Magic and the rest of the team members arrested in Kalangala last year have been released on bail. While this is a sigh of relief, we still have to press on and demand for the release of all political prisoners across the country,” Nakawa West MP, Mr Joel Ssenyonyi who doubles as NUP spokesperson said on Monday.
The 16 are part of the 49 Bobi Wine supporters who were arrested on December 30, 2020 in Kalangala District and arraigned before the chief magistrate in Masaka City in January 2021 where they were granted bail. However, they were re-arrested and detained at the Makindye Military backs for days before they were arraigned in the army court where they were charged afresh and remanded to Kitalya prison.
Their bail application has previously been blocked by the state on claims that they would incite violence.
The suspects are accused of unlawful possession of ammunition contrary to the Firearms Act. However, they deny any wrong doing.
Prosecution at the Army Court alleges that on January 3, 2021 while at Makerere- Kavule, Kiggundu Zone in Kawempe Division, Kampala, the group was found in possession of four rounds of live ammunition of AK47 which are ordinarily a monopoly of the defense forces.
They were granted a non cash bail of Shs20 million each while their sureties were each bonded Shs50 million, not cash.
Gen Gutti said they will be required to report to court twice a month, failure of which will result into cancellation of their bail.