Ajuna remanded the suspects to Kitalya Prisons until 27th January 2021 when they will re-appear in court for their bail application.
The suspects being transferred to Luwero Magistrate Court
The Luwero Grade One Magistrate has remanded 18 supporters of National
Unity Platform for alleged involvement in protests. They include among others Godfrey Kavuma,
Richard Ssebakijje, Jimmy Ssemanda, Livingstone Ssegujja and Godfrey Bukenya
all residents of Luwero town council.
They were arrested on 15th January 2021 in Luwero town council during protests
following the declaration of President Yoweri Museveni as the winner of the
Presidential race. After the declaration of Museveni, the youth mounted
blockades along Kampala –Gulu highway and other feeder roads blocking traffic
on the roads.
Police backed by Uganda People’s Defense Forces rounded up youths
in the protests.
On Wednesday, the suspects appeared before Luwero Grade One
Magistrate Doreen Ajuna on charges of causing interference on public roads
contrary to section 65(1) (F) and 65 (2) of the Road Act 2019.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges and were remanded to Kitalya Prisons
until 27th January 2021 when they will re-appear in court for their bail
However, the suspects were taken back to Luwero Central Police
station waiting to be transferred to Kitalya Prison on Thursday.
Police in Luwero district has arrested over up to 100 NUP
supporters in alleged election violence.
At least, 10 supporters are still on remand at Sentema prison on terrorism charges.
It is alleged that the suspects and others at large on 18th November at
Wobulenzi town council for purpose of influencing Kyagulanyi Ssentamu without
due regard to safety to the property directly involved in the attack by burning
government vehicle registration number UG 1313W, attacking public officers and
Scores of other supporters of Kyagulanyi from Luwero and Wobulenzi
towns were charged with common nuisance and disobeying unlawful orders over
alleged involvement in same protests.