Rwomushana charged, released on bail

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Charles Rwomushana

Former Internal Security Organisation (ISO) Charles Rwomushana has been charged with disobedience of lawful orders and released on bail.

The renowned political commentator and former head of Political Intelligence Desk at State House was arrested Tuesday night while leaving NBS offices in Kamwokya, Kampala.

The presidential aspirant was found driving at Kamwokya during curfew time.

Rwomushana was Wednesday jointly charged with two People Power supporters, James Mubiru and Opondo Gaster in City Hall Court.

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While appearing in the court presided over by magistrate, Valerian Tuhimbise, Rwomushana, 51, denied one count of disobedience of lawful orders.

He presented two sureties as guarantee that he will honour bail if released from custody.

The magistrate granted him a Shs200,000 bail while his two sureties were each bonded at Shs500, 000 not cash.

Prosecution alleges that Rwomushana on July 29 at around 1am at Kamwokya in Kampala District disobeyed the presidential order or command duly issued by the President of the republic of Uganda when he was found driving a vehicle during curfew time.

Mubiru and Opondo, on the other hand, were arrested on their way from visiting a sick friend in hospital.

Court granted the two cash bail of Shs200, 000 and their sureties were each bonded at She500,000.

The three had been jointly charged with one Ali Abdallah, 37, a Ugandan-Arabian businessman and resident of Ntinda, a Kampala suburb.

Abdallah pleaded guilty to the charges before court fined him Shs200, 000.

Prosecution told court that Abdallah arrested driving his car during curfew time.

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