Ssegirinya remanded in custody

Monday November 23 2020
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National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate for Kawempe North, Mr Muhammed Ssegirinya. PHOTO/FILE/ALEX ESAGALA

By DERRICK WANDERA

National Unity Platform (NUP) parliamentary aspirant and flag bearer for Kawempe North, Mr Muhammed Ssegirinya has been remanded to Bugembe prison in Jinja District.  

Mr Benjamin Katana, one of his lawyers told the Daily Monitor that Mr Ssegirinya was 'secretly' arraigned in court at about 6pm, Friday November 20, 2020, and charged with inciting violence at Jinja Magistrates court before he was remanded. 

"He was presented to court without any of his lawyers including myself. I only got the information from his wife," Mr Katana said. 

Mr Ssegirinya was arrested at Nalufenya police station in Jinja on Thursday morning while he was using his social media to air the events live. 

Plain clothed security operatives arrived in a van , bundled Mr Ssegirinya and sped him off in a waiting tinted glass car. 

Mr Katana said that Mr Ssegirinya had been arrested for recording a video showing that NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine had been brutalised and was in bad condition following his arrest on Wednesday morning in Luuka District.  

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Mr Ssegirinya was then taken to Nalufenya prison.

"We shall apply him to be produced before court on Monday and then apply for bail," Mr Katana said in an interview.

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