The state has withdrawn charges against Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Hon. Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
The singer turned politician appeared before the Military Court Martial this morning in Gulu where charges of illegal possession of fire arms and ammunition were dropped.
This was delivered by Major Raphael Magyezi, the State Prosecutor for the General Court Martial.
The singer will now be tried for treason as civilian at Gulu Magistrates Court with his other colleagues.
Dressed in a dark denim long sleeved shirt and brown khaki trousers, Bobi Wine was seated in a green plastic chair as his lawyer Medard Ssegona argued his case.
Ssegona expressed his satisfaction at the State for dropping the ‘bogus’ charges which he said should not have stood in the first place though he objected to Bobi Wine being charged in the Military Court Martial.
Ssegona further argued that there is no record to show that the ‘Kyarenga’ singer is a wanted man and therefore should not be handed over to the police but rather set free. “There is no record to indicate that the honorable is a wanted man by the police” he told court.
Ssegona also asked the court to allow Bobi Wine get medical treatment. “The gentleman seated before you was arrested by the army, beaten by the army and had his rights violated. He has been in detention since the 15th of this month. He needs urgent medical attention”.
Ssegona asked the Court Martial to set Bobi Wine free before taking his seat as court adjourned for ten minutes.