Ssekikubo re-arrested

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Police has re-arrested Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo from his home and whisked him away.

This comes a day after Masaka Chief Magistrate Deogratius Ssejjemba released him on bail following four nights in prison.

His Lawyer Medard Lubega Ssegona who also doubles as Busiro east MP has confirmed his re arrest.

It is not clear why Ssekikubo has been arrested again.

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He is expected to appear in court Thursday on charges of inciting violence, according to police spokesman for Greater Masaka, Paul Kangave.

Ssekikubo was first arrested Friday for allegedly mobilised residents to defy livestock quarantine, re-opened livestock markets and incited violence against law enforcement officers in Sembabule district.

On Tuesday, police fired teargas to disperse jubilant supporters after he was released on bail.

Masaka Chief Magistrate Ssejjemba granted him a non-cash bail of Shs10m while his five sureties were bonded Shs25 million not cash each, pending hearing of his case.

The sureties included; Babirye Kabanda (Masaka Woman MP), Hanifer Kawooya (Woman MP Sembabule), Barnabas Tinkasimire (MP Buyaga West), Florence Namayanja (MP Bukoto East) andJohnson Kamugisha, LC5 councillor Lwemiyaga Sub County.

According to court records, Ssekikubo together with a police officer Alex Mugabi who was acting as his guard then, on August 2, 2010 at Sembabule playground, during the ruling NRM party primaries, using an illegal firearm engaged in acts calculated to cause death and inciting violence.

Prosecution further alleges that the duo also caused physical injuries to voters and destroyed NRM party property, obstructed police officers on duty and incited violence against Mr Emmanuel Ssekimpi, the former NRM returning officer in Sembabule.

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