Uganda: MP Ssekikubo rearrested

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Theodore Ssekikubo being led to Masaka central police station

Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo has been rearrested a day after he was granted bail by Masaka Chief Magistrate’s court.  

He was arrested from his country home in Lwemiyaga town council in Sembabule district today, Wednesday afternoon. Johnston Kamugisha, the Lwemiyaga sub-county LC V councillor says the legislator was picked up by a team of police officers led by Sembabule district police commander (DPC) Denis Musinguzi.

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The officers reportedly dragged the MP from his home and bundled him in a waiting saloon with a private number plate and sped off. Paul Kangave the Greater Masaka Regional police spokesperson confirmed the MP’s arrest. He said Ssekikubo was arrested for allegedly inciting violence. 

He, however, declined to divulge specifics of the charges against Ssekikubo but said his file has been sanctioned, adding that the MP will appear in court soon. This is the second time Ssekikubo is being arrested within a space of one week. The MP was first arrested on January 10 from Lwemiyaga sub-county cattle market for allegedly inciting livestock farmers to defy a quarantine and reopen the market.

He was also accused of assaulting milk dealers and destroying their cans. He was presented before the Magistrate’s court on Monday and remanded until Tuesday. 

While in court, Ssekikubo was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, destruction of NRM party election materials, threatening violence and obstruction of police officers on duty during the NRM party primaries in August 2010.

On Tuesday, Deogratius Ssejjemba, the Masaka chief magistrate released Ssekikubo on non-cash bail of Shs 10 million. Each of his five sureties executed non-cash bond of Shs 25 million. Ssekikubo is now detained at Masaka central police station.

redit to The Observer.

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