Bobi Wine’s right-hand man Nubian Li real names Buken Ali, his personal bodyguard Eddie Mutwe real names Sebuwufu Edward and 34 other National Unity Platform supporter were arrested in December from Kalangala during Bobi Wine’s campaign trail and accused of illegal possession of ammunition by the army.
The National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters were denied bail by the General Court Martial in Makindye.
However, through their lawyers of PACE and Company Advocates, the NUP supporters say it is their constitutional right to be released on bail and want the High Court to exercise its powers to release them
“All the 36 people sworn affidavits from prison stating that they are innocent of the charges and are not sure of when their trial will kick off since the General Court Martial has never fixed a date for mention of their case. They want court to ensure temporary freedom for them,” lawyer George Musisi representing the group said.
The court is yet to fix a hearing date for the bail application for the 36 accused persons who are currently detained at Kitalya prison.
This comes after facing the court Martial for more than three times but not granted bail although some of them were granted bail the 36 remained in prison.