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FDC Woman leader Ingrid Turinawe remanded to Luzira

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FDC Woman leader Ingrid Turinawe before being driven to Luzira Prison where she was remanded. Photo by Isaac Kasamani  

By JULIET KIGONGO

Posted  Wednesday, October 26  2011 at  11:45
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Forum for Democratic Change woman leader Ingrid Turinawe has this Wednesday morning been remanded to Luzira Prison. She is reportedly facing charges of treason stemming from an audio recording from an A4C meeting that Police allegedly hold of. She was produced at Nakawa Magistrates Court this morning and remanded. Turinawe however denies the charges.

Prosecution alleges that Ingrid Turinawe, and others still at large, between the months of August and October this year in the districts of Kampala and Wakiso had prior knowledge of a plot to overthrow the government of Uganda. Appearing before Mr Charles Sserubuga at the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court, Ms Turinawe was remanded until October 31.

Ms Turinawe was not given an opportunity to seek a plea because the Court does not have the powers to hear her case.

Ms Turinawe was arrested by Police on Monday. A search of her house was also conducted by Police in her presence before she was produced in court on Wednesday.

jkigongo@ug.nationmedia.com