Sheikh Umar Sserunjogi, the Information and Communication Secretary in West Buganda Muslim Region, says the regional leadership has noted that the suspension of Bagunduse and the appointment of Sheikh Kiruta to replace him was done out of the procedure.
He says their captors bundled them in a waiting van, inside which they were allegedly injected with unknown fluids before they were dropped inside a filthy detention facility in an unknown place where they met several detainees.
Last month after the Electoral Commission declared the incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni winner of the presidential elections, protests broke out in Masaka.
Security personnel comprised of the military and police swung into action to stop the growing protests, and accordingly, dozens of people were arrested and four others shot dead.
In her application filed on Friday through her Lawyer, Mike Mugerwa, Nalubega says the elections were marred with gross irregularities. She says in Dwaniro, Kibanda sub-counties and Rakai town council, polling agents and voters were paid to participate in the election.
Ssempijja through his lawyers led by Geoffrey Kandebe told the court that the same thing happened at about 25 polling stations, which gave a chance to Katabazi’s polling agents and officials to mismatch the votes and hence robbed him of his victory.
Hajji Abdu Kiyimba Bukoto South, one of the candidates who contested on the NRM party ticket dragged the Electoral Commission and the winner Dr Twaha Kagabo to court seeking for recounting of votes arguing that the tallying processes were marred by irregularities.
Court heard that security intercepted the accused persons on their way to court and took them to Makindye Military barracks before they appeared before the General Court-martial on charges of illegal possession of ammunition before they were remanded to Kitalya prisons.
The Masaka Grade One Magistrate Author Zirabamuzale was forced to adjourn the case to February next year after the state prosecutor Jacob Nahurira told the court that the witnesses had not appeared in court.
The NUP leaders led by Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, the MP for Masaka Municipality and party’s Deputy President in Charge of Central Region says that they will pursue the matter in courts of law and other tribunals that preserve Human Rights.
According to Mbayo, some security personnel were exposed during last week’s protests which were sparked off by the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu during his campaign trail in Luuka district.
“This is a matter of 2010 that was resurrected in 2020, for political witch hunt. They brought the same charge sheet as if they are accusing him of the first time, in the circumstances we pray that this matter is dismissed. The same issue has always been mentioned by the state but they have failed to amend the charge sheet if the state is interested in the matter they would have addressed those anomalies before resurrecting the charges,” he argued.
Court presided over by Justice Victoria Nakintu Katamba heard that Benon Kafeero a resident of Matetet trading center in Mateete Town council in Sembabule district defiled his 8-year-old daughter in November in 2015.