MP Ssekikubo out on bail

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Lwemiyaga county Member of Parliament, Theodore Ssekikubo

Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament, Hon Theodore Ssekikubo, has been granted bail by Masaka Chief Magistrates Court.

Ssekikubo Tuesday morning re-appeared before Chief Magistrate Deogratius Ssejjemba, who yesterday remanded him to Masaka Central Prison.

Ssekikubo’s lawyer, Medard Lubega Sseggona, asked for the lawmaker to be released on bail again.

He presented sureties including; Babirye Kabanda (Masaka District Woman MP), Hanifer Kawooya (Sembabule District Woman MP),  Barnabas Tinkasimire (MP Buyaga West), Florence Namayanja (MP  Bukoto East)  and  Johnson  Kamugusha, the Lwemiyaga Sub county district councillor.

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On Monday, State Attorney Aminah Akasa, had asked court not grant Ssekikubo bail saying he doesn’t respect court orders citing a 2010 case where the MP jumped bail.

This morning, the state failed to adduce court records regarding his alleged skipping of bail in 2010. He was thus granted bail.

Ssekikubo was arrested on Friday for allegedly inciting people to forcefully enter Lwemiyaga Market and sell their cows when the area had been closed by police for quarantine.

He was Monday charged with unlawful possession of fire arms, engaging in acts calculated to cause death and inciting violence and causing physical injuries to voters [as well as destruction of party-NRM- property].

He is further charged with obstructing Stephen Okwi Okedi; the Sembabule District Police commander and his junior, Idi Kigenyi, who were on duty.

Prosecution states that the MP, while armed, threatened Emmanuel Ssekimpi, then NRM returning officer in Sembabule District, with violence.

The offences were committed during the ruling NRM party primaries in 2010 when Ssekikubo was contesting against Patrick Nkalubo.

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