Court in Gulu has charged with treason Eddie Ssebuufu alias Eddie Mutwe, the bodyguard of Bobi Wine.
Eddie Mutwe was arraigned before the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Gulu on Tuesday where he was charged and later remanded.
Mutwe had been in detention since August 25. Initially, Police and the military all denied knowledge of his where abouts, prompting his lawyers to seek an order by court to compel the security agencies to produce him.
Days later, Police finally admitted he was under their custody.
Prosecution alleges that on August 13, Mutwe and others stoned the convoy of the President with an intent to harm the person of the President.
The accused who was represented by his lawyer, Tony Kitara could not enter a plea since the magistrate’s court had no jurisdiction to try an offence (treason) of capital nature.
Gulu Chief Magistrate, Yunus Ndiwalana remanded Ssebuufu to Gulu government prison until October 1.
The same court also read the same charge of treason to Musa Senyange who was allegedly driving the grader which interrupted the convoy of he President on the same day.
Ssebuufu and Senyange join over 30 other people including MPs Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), Gerald Karuhanga, Kassiano Wadri, Paul Mwiru and Francis Zaake facing treason charges.
It follows the chaos that broke out on August 13 in Arua district on the last day ofcampaigns in the Arua municipality Parliamentary by-election. President Museveni who was also in the area to campaign for the NRM candidate was driving through Arua town when his motorcade reportedly was attacked by opposition supporters.