GULU – The Gulu Chief Magistrate’s Court has charged Kyadondo East MP Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine with treason and remanded him to Gulu Central Prison until August 30.
Shortly after the army court acquitted him of charges of being in possession of guns and ammunition on Thursday morning in Gulu, he was re-arrested by police and to the Gulu Chief Magistrate’s Court where his name was added to the list of 32 others, including three MPs, already charged with treason.
The legislator, who was supported to enter the dock where he was supported to sit, listening silently as his lawyer, also Busiro County MP Medard Segona appealed to the magistrate to allow him and his co-accused who were brutalized during arrest to be remanded to private hospitals for better treatment.
Mr Segona told the court that even the other co-accused, who were beaten up during arrest, had not received adequate treatment in prison.
The magistrate then ruled that Bobi Wine and the co-accused be allowed private treatment in prison.
He will now join MPs Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality), Francis Zzake (Mityana Municipality) Paul Mwiru (Jinja Municipality East) and Arua Municipality MP-elect Kasiano Wadri together with 30 others in Gulu Central Prison after they were last week charged in the same court with treason.
Earlier, the General Court Martial had withdrawn charges against Bobi Wine.
On Thursday, he appeared before the General Court Martial in the Northern town of Gulu on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
“I have instructions that the proceedings before this court under Regulation 65 of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces procedure be terminated and the accused person be released henceforth,” the army prosecutor told the court.