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MP Ssekikubo re-arrested

Wednesday January 15, 2020

 

Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo was on Wednesday re-arrested on charges of inciting violence, according to Greater Masaka regional police spokesperson Mr Paul Kangave. He is also battling charges he is said to have committed nine years ago.

This comes just a day after he was released on bail by Masaka Chief Magistrate's Court on six charges including attempted murder which he allegedly committed in 2010.

Mr Ssekikubo’s lawyer, Medard Lubega Ssegoona, said his client was picked from his home in Lwemiyaga Trading Centre at around 2:20pm by plain-clothed detectives who drove him in a saloon car to Masaka Central Police Station.

Prior to the arrest, Mr Ssegoona said over 20 policemen on two patrol vehicles first surrounded the home to deny him any escape route.
“He [Ssekikubo] was besieged by over 20 police men at his home while addressing his voters, before he was brutally arrested and bundled  him into a waiting saloon car,” Mr Ssegoona told Daily Monitor in a telephone interview
He described the incident as unfortunate and a total breakdown of the rule of law.