MASAKA — Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament, Theodore Ssekikubo is expected to appear in court on Tuesday January 14 for the second day on his bail application.
The outspoken Ssekikubo was on Monday January 13 remanded to Masaka prison by Masaka Chief Magistrate Deo Ssejemba on major counts of possessing an illegal firearm, engaging in acts calculated to cause death and inciting violence and causing physical injuries to voters.
The state also alleges that the MP engaged in acts of destruction of party [National Resistance Movement] property, obstructing Mr Stephen Okwi Okedi; the Sembabule District Police commander and his deputy, Mr Idi Kigenyi, who were on duty.
Police said that they removed the charges of inciting violence and now, they are accusing MP Sekikubo illegal possession of a firearm and injuring a person during a scuffle in 2010 at Sembabule district play ground during the NRM primary elections.
Ssekikubo was arrested last week by police following a bitter standoff between him and Sembabule district security authorities, whom he accused of enforcing an unjustifiable quarantine on the sub-counties of Lwemiyaga and Ntuusi despite them being free from Foot and Mouth Disease.
However, through his lawyers led by Medard Sseggona, Sekikubo applied to be released on bail but the presiding magistrate said he would rule on the application on Tuesday, January 14.