Bobi Wine bodyguard Eddie Mutwe charged with treason

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Eddie Mutwe in court [Photo by Mr.Ahereza]

Edward Sebuufu aka Eddie Mutwe, the bodyguard of Kyadondo East MP Bobi Wine, has been produced at Gulu Chief Magistrates Court and charged with treason.

Gulu Grade One Magistrate Yunus Ndiwalana charged Mutwe on Tuesday alongside one Musa Ssenyange, a driver and machine operator.

The two are accused of using a grader to block President Museveni’s convoy in Arua town.

They have been remanded until October 1.

Eddie Mutwe was arrested by soldiers and detained by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence [CMI] for some time before being handed over to Jinja Road Police Station.

Mutwe was allegedly picked up by state operatives from Semakokiro Plaza in Kamwokya on August 25, days after the arrest of his boss Kyagulanyi on August 14.

Mutwe was locked up incommunicado in an unknown place, according to his lawyer, Eron Kiiza  who filed a habeas corpus application on August 30.

A habeas corpus is an application filed seeking the production in court of an arrested person so the suspect can answer to charges if any.

On September 6, Kiiza wrote to the CID director, AIGP Grace Akullo demanding for the release of Mutwe or else she gets sued.

The following day, Kiiza sued Akullo for the illegal detention of Mutwe.

Mutwe’s court appearance came after High Court ordered for his immediate and unconditional release.

Justice Musa Sekaana directed security agencies to produce Mutwe in court on September 4 and justify why he was being detained.

The orders to release Mutwe were issued to the attorney general, chief of defence forces and the director of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) on grounds that their actions were unconstitutional.

On September 4, state prosecutor Peter Tusubira told court that Mutwe would be taken to Gulu Magistrate’s court to answer to charges of treason just like Kyagulanyi and 33 others.

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