Sejusa aide, DP youth remanded over M-pigs


Illustration curtsey of Kwizera

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has returned to prison on remand Democratic Party youth who last week dumped pigs at Uganda’s Parliament.

The youth led by former Gen. David Sejusa’s aide, Moses Bigirwa, who was once a DP youth leader were arrested on Wednesday and detained at Kampala Central Police Station while protesting the age limit bill proposed by Nakifuuma MP Kafeero Ssekitoleko.

Bigirwa, Allan Kitonsa, Juma Kayondo, Harunah Nsibuka and Hakim Kizza Saula were first remanded on Friday on charges of inciting the public and assault.

When they returned to court, the youth applied for bail but were blocked by the state attorney, Peter Mugisha, who was not convinced by their arguments.

Describing the group as lawless, Mugisha said they had even failed to produce substantial sureties in order to fulfil conditions of the bail application.

The youth had presented Makindye Ssabagabo MP Kigozi Ssempala in a session presided over by Grade One Magistrate Joan Aciro.

Richard Lumu, counsel for the accused protested saying the youth had presented their national identity cards but Mugisha insisted their introduction letter was not clear.

Mugisha also told court investigations were complete and the state was ready to commence the trial.

The magistrate further remanded them until September 23.

State alleges that on September 14, 2016 at the parliamentary main gate in Kampala, the accused without lawful excuse made statements calculated to incite violence against the public.

It further alleges that on the same day, they also assaulted Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Benson Ombworoh.

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