Uganda government succumbs to pressure,releases  Bobi Wine free

Uganda government succumbs to pressure,releases Bobi Wine free

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD AUG 2018-Uganda government has succumbed to pressure  and releases   MP Bobi Wine  who has been facing treason and illegal arms possession charges, is free, at least for now.

The  government on Thursday withdrew the charges it had filed at General Court Martial in Gulu.

But it is not over yet: The state prosecution told the military court that they wanted the MP handed over to police for further investigations and possibly face charges in a civilian court.

The MP’s lawyers welcomed the withdrawal of charges but objected to him being handed over to the police.

Inside the court, Mr Wine, who was accused of possessing weapons of calibre reserved for the military, was seen celebrating his freedom with the defence team.

 

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