The Magistrate Doreen Ajuna didn’t allow them to enter plea because she had no jurisdiction over the offenses and remanded them and remanded them to Sentema prison
NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu whose supporters face terrorism charges 2
Ten supporters of National Unity Platform-NUP party have been
charged with terrorism and remanded for burning Wobulenzi Magistrate
The suspects include Godfrey Katongole aged 25 years, Joel Lutankome (22),
Charles Ssetooke (24), Abdullah Katumba (34), John Ssemakula (28) and Godfrey
The others are Jovan Mubiru (18), Medi Mawanda (19) Steven Nsubuga
(18) and Ronald Kasinga (18), all residents of Wobulenzi town council.
They appeared on Wednesday before the Luwero Grade One Magistrate Doreen Ajuna
where five counts of terrorism charges were read to them.
According to the statement of offences, the 10 suspects and others at large on
18th November 2020 at Wobulenzi town council to influence the release of NUP Presidential
candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu without due regard to safety to the
property directly involved in the attack by burning government vehicle
registration number UG 1313W and attacked public officers.
The suspects were also accused of burning a motor vehicle UAJ 972X, setting ablaze
Wobulenzi Grade one court and attacking Special Police Constable Hannington
Sekajugo who was guarding the premises.
The suspects contravened sections 7(1) (b) (2) (b) and 7 (1) (b) (2) (c) among
others of the Anti-Terrorism act 2002.
Doreen Ajuna, the Grade One Magistrate didn’t allow them to enter a plea
because she had no jurisdiction over the offences and remanded them to Sentema
Prison until December 22 this year when they return for a mention of their
Meanwhile, Ajuna also issued a production warrant for 21 NUP supporters who are
on remand at Kitalya Prison. They were remanded on charges of common nuisance
and disobeying lawful after they were arrested from Wobulenzi and Luwero town
councils during the protests following the arrest and detention of Kyagulanyi.
The Magistrate ordered that the suspects be brought to Luwero
Magistrate Court on Monday December 7.
Erasto Kibirango of Wetaka and Kibirango Company Advocates, the defence
lawyers for accused said he will apply for bail when they are produced in court
as directed by the magistrate. The Court also extended bail for four
other supporters who were arrested and charged over the same offences.