MASAKA — Greater Masaka Police Spokesperson Paul Kangave has explained that Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament, Theodore Ssekikubo could be charged in the Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, January 16.
MP Ssekikubo was rearrested by Masaka police from home in Lwemiyaga few days after he was released on bail.
News of his re-arrest has been confirmed by his Lawyer Lubega Medard Ssegona.
“Hon. Ssekikubo has actually been brutally re-arrested from his house in Lwemiyaga and driven to an unknown destination,” MP Ssegona who doubles as the Busiro County East said.
Mr. Kangave said Ssekikubo was rearrested because of the files in Masaka that the police have been investigating in connection to inciting violence on January 10.
“When we took these files before the State, they were sanctioned and we had to rearrest him,” Kangave said adding: “We are going to arraign him before Court so that he can listen and answer to the allegations of the file that we have been investigating”.
He added: “We have the case of inciting violence whom he said was committed this year”.
Mr Ssekikubo was granted bail on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, by Masaka Magistrate’s Court after the State failed to adduce court records regarding his alleged skipping of bail in 2010.
He was arrested on Friday amid a scuffle between police and herdsmen who attempted to forcefully enter Lwemiyaga Cattle Market.
Police had a week earlier closed the market following a reported outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
But the legislator had opposed the move, saying there was no outbreak of the disease in the area and that it was the work of Security minister Elly Tumwine who wanted to take control of the cattle markets in the area.