Arua treason suspect re arrested

By Sania Babirye

One of the suspects charged with Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi and 32 others has been re-arrested by security operatives.

Ssenyange Musa ishas been arrested by police immediately after the case being adjourned to the 4th of July by Gulu grade one magistrate Issac Kintu.

He is said to be driver of the grader that was confiscated during the arrest of the suspects in Arua in August 2018.

He was whisked and dragged in a Toyota Premo No.UBE 128F and his were about is still unknown.

Ssenyange had appeared together with all his co accussed including Mike Mabike, Bobi Wine, Gerald Karuhanga, Kasiano Wadri, Francis Zaake and paul Mwiru and others before Gulu Magistrate court for further mentioning of their case..

These have asked court to dismiss the treason charges against them on grounds that they were tortured and hence the charges can not be sustained per the constitution of Uganda.

These argue that once a suspect or an accused person is tortured then charges can not be sustained against them.

These further states that if court does not dismiss or discontinue the charges against them, then the cade should be referred to the constitutional court for further interpretation.

These have also asked court to have their properties that were confiscated by police in Arua as exhibits including Watches, Phones and cars among other items returned to them.

Court has now given state 30 days to make sure that the accuser's properties are returned to them.

However state says that they are ready with evidence that can sustain the said charges against the accused.

The court will rule on the said matter on the 4th of July 2019.

These are accused of stoning one of President Museveni's Vehicle on the 15th of August during campaigns in the Arua by elections.