Red Berets: Two More NUP Members Released on Bail

City Hall Grade One Magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise has on Friday released two more people out of the 41 who were recently remanded over unlawful possession of attires gazzetted for security forces

The two are Ssekyanzi Ali and Ssemakula Muhamood who were released on a Shs. 450,000 cash bail and each of their two sureties ordered to sign a bond of 2 million shillings each.

This brings to 26 the number of suspects so far released on bail on the same charges.

has brought the list of those still in prison to 26 who are expected to return in court on Monday next week.

Court has been releasing the accused persons but in a phased manner.

On 16th October the court remanded the accused persons to Kitalya and Kigo Prisons after being charged with possession of military wear that was declared exclusive to persons serving in the security forces contrary to section 170(1) (2) of the Penal Code Act; and Disobedience of Lawful Orders.

This followed a raid at National Unity Platform (NUP) headquarters at Kamwokya where several berets, overalls and some other items were confiscated.

Prosecution contends that on 14th October 2020, at Kamwokya Kampala district not being persons serving in the UPDF, the suspects were found wearing or in possession of uniforms, dresses bearing parts, with close appearance to the aforementioned forces with distinctive marks.

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