Bobi Wine re-arrested, charged with treason

Bobi Wine re-arrested, charged with treason
Prosecution accuses Bobi Wine and 32 others of unlawfully throwing stones at President Museveni's convoy which smashed the rare window of the Presidents vehicle.

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has been re-arrested within minutes after he was freed by the Army Court Martial chaired by Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti who withdrew charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition against Bobi Wine.

Bobi was freed by the Army court after the state had withdrawn charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition slapped against the MP last week.

Bobi Wine later appeared before Yunus Ndiwalana, the Gulu Grade One Magistrate and charged with treason.

Prosecution accuses Bobi Wine and 32 others of unlawfully throwing stones at the President’s convoy which smashed the rare window of the President’s vehicle.

Bobi Wine was remanded to Gulu Prison until August 30th when he will appear together with the other 32 suspects. Some of the suspects include MPs Gerald Karuhanga, Paul Mwiru, and Arua Municipality MP-Elect Kassiano Wadri and Mike Mabike.

Ndiwalana directed that Bobi Wine be allowed to access his personal doctor for medical treatment.

This was after Bobi Wine’s lawyer Medard Sseggona told court that his client was tortured and is in need of medical attention.

Bobi Wine like Museveni were in Arua to campaign for their respective candidates. Bobi was arrested on the orders of Crime Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID) boss Grace Akullo who was also in the Army court in Gulu.

Bobi was freed at around 11.21am but arrested shortly and driven with his wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi to Chief Magistrate’s court in Gulu where he is facing treason charges.

by Dispatch Reporter