Ssemujju brutalised, charged, released on bail


Earlier detained FDC spokesman, Ssemujju Nganda, has been produced at Nakawa chief magistrate’s court and charged with disobedience of lawful orders.


Ssemujju was arrested Thursday morning and taken to Nagalama Police Station in Mukono District.

He was picked by police that had blocked his home in Kirinya- Kiwonko village, Byeyogerere in Wakiso District.

Ssemujju’s wife, Ms Farida Ssemujju, said her husband was forcefully taken out of his car by the police as he left for work.

She told NBS TV that police came to their home last night and stayed until morning.

“When honourable was leaving the house, they entered the car and grabbed him,” she said.

Faridah says during the arrest “he [Ssemujju] was treated very badly, beaten, his suit torn, they took advantage”.

She then followed them up to Nagalama Police Station but was told her husband was not there.

She promised not to leave until he is released.

Charged and released

Nganda was later transferred from Naggalama Police Station and detained at Kiira road Police Station.

It was from Kiira that he was driven to Nakawa court.

According to the charge sheet, Ssemujju allegedly disobeyed orders by police against proceeding to an illegal rally.

He appeared before chief magistrate, Flavia Nassuna, and was represented by lawyer also Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago.

Lukwago told court Ssemujju needed medical treatment after being brutally beaten up by police that even tore his coat.

Lukwago then requested for a non-cash bail for his client.

Magistrate Nassuna granted the Kyadondo East legislator Shs 800,000 non-cash bail and asked his sureties to pay Shs1m not cash.

The case will return for hearing on 18th November.

Also arrested with Ssemujju was The Observer photojournalist, Alfred Ochwo.

He was cautioned and released from police custody.

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