KAMPALA – Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court has granted bail to Christopher Aine, the former bodyguard of ex-premier Amama Mbabazi, who is accusing of obstructing traffic police officers during last month’s city demo.
Aine and his co-accused; Henry Byansi, Kenny Sserujongi, Tonny Ssegawa and Samuel Lugemwa were on Monday granted a cash bail of Shs2 million by Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis after he presented two brothers as his sureties.
They are Moses Musasizi, resident of Bombo road and also businessman working with Express Shipping Logistics East Africa and Ezra Kabugo a businessman working with Home Well Furniture.
His lawyer John Paul Rubagumya had earlier told the court that that Aine’s constitutional right was violated having been in police cells for more than the mandatory 48 hours.
The prosecution alleges that on November 27 the accused blocked traffic police officers who were on duty along Kampala road.
Aine also faces extra charges of assault, malicious damage to property and going armed in public unlawfully, which he has since denied. The prosecution alleges that on the same day, Aine reportedly damaged the shirt of a Police Constable, Peter Eyotaru, a property of Uganda Police. It is also alleged that Aine caused bodily harm by cutting Denis Kambugu’s arm with a knife.