Breaking news Army withdraws charges against Bobi Wine
The state has asked the military court martial to drop charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition against Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Prosecution has told the military court sitting in Gulu at 4th Division headquarters this morning that the three charges against the MP are weak compared to the charges of treason that MPs Kassiano Wadri (Arua Municipality), Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality), Paul Mwiru (Jinja Municipality East), former Makindye East MP Michael Mabikke and 30 others are facing before the civilian court in Gulu.
Prosecution asked the General Court Martial to hand over the MP to police so that he can be tried with others of treason.
Bobi Wine’s defence team led by Busiro East MP Medard Lubega Sseggona welcomed the development but objected to the plea for the General Court Martial to transfer the charges to police since there is no record before the court that the Kyadondo East legislator is facing treason charges.
Sseggona also asked the court not to allow to be used as an instrument of arrests.
“The court is not an instrument of arresting. The gentleman sited right there was beaten and his rights were abused. My prayer is he should be freed and he gets medication immediately; he needs agent medical care,” Sseggona said.
The General Court Martial chairman Lt Gen Andrew Guti has in the meantime adjourned the court for 10 minutes.